Thought and language disorders in very early onset schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder

Thought and language disorders in very early onset schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder

Author Pantano, Telma Google Scholar
Lee, Fu, I Google Scholar
Curatolo, Eliana Google Scholar
Martins, Camila Bertini Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Elkis, Helio Google Scholar
Abstract Background: Thought and language disorders are main features of adults with schizophrenia and bipolar disorders however studies on such abnormalities are scant in young patients with very early onset psychosis (VEOS). The aim of the present study is to assess the relationship between language and thought disorders in patients with very early onset schizophrenia (SCZ), schizoaffective disorders (SCA) and bipolar disorders (BD). Method: Forty-one patients (18 SCZ, 16 BD, and 7 SCA) with mean age less than 15 years old were assessed through a series of neurocognitive and psycholinguistic tests, including the Thought, Language and Communication Scale (TLC). Results: SCZ group performed worse in all tests as well as the TLC, followed by SCA and BD groups respectively. Thought disorders were related to deficits in executive functioning and semantic processing, and the metaphors' test was the best predictor of TLC functioning. Discussion: TD in SCZ, SCA and BD are one of the most important features in patients with VEOS and that the evaluation of metaphor comprehension can be an important instrument in the early detection of this disorder.
Keywords Thought disorders
language
schizophrenia
bipolar disorder
schizoaffective disorder
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Sao Paulo
Language English
Date 2016
Published in Archives Of Clinical Psychiatry. Sao Paulo, v. 43, n. 4, p. 67-73, 2016.
ISSN 0101-6083 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Psiquiatria
Extent 67-73
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0101-60830000000087
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000387160900001
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/57581

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