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Title: Ophthalmology Issues in Schizophrenia
Authors: Gracitelli, Carolina P. B. [UNIFESP]
Abe, Ricardo Y.
Diniz-Filho, Alberto
Vaz-de-Lima, Fabiana Benites [UNIFESP]
Paranhos, Augusto [UNIFESP]
Medeiros, Felipe A.
Univ Calif San Diego
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Keywords: Schizophrenia
Visual impairment
Visual deficits
Issue Date: 1-May-2015
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Current Psychiatry Reports. New York: Springer, v. 17, n. 5, 11 p., 2015.
Abstract: Schizophrenia is a complex mental disorder associated with not only cognitive dysfunctions, such as memory and attention deficits, but also changes in basic sensory processing. Although most studies on schizophrenia have focused on disturbances in higher-order brain functions associated with the prefrontal cortex or frontal cortex, recent investigations have also reported abnormalities in low-level sensory processes, such as the visual system. At very early stages of the disease, schizophrenia patients frequently describe in detail symptoms of a disturbance in various aspects of visual perception that may lead to worse clinical symptoms and decrease in quality of life. Therefore, the aim of this review is to describe the various studies that have explored the visual issues in schizophrenia.
ISSN: 1523-3812
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