n African Journal of Psychiatry - Anhedonia in acute schizophrenia : scientific letter
|Article Title||Anhedonia in acute schizophrenia : scientific letter|
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||African Journal of Psychiatry|
|Author||S. Sarkar, S.K. Praharaj, S. Chaudhury and B. Das|
|Publication Date||Jul 2010|
|Pages||226 - 227|
|Keyword(s)||Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India|
Anhedonia, the lack of interest and withdrawal from all usual and pleasurable activities, which is a genetically transmitted defect found in both schizophrenia patients and their first degree relatives, is proposed as a cardinal symptom. Chapman et al. proposed two self report scales, the Physical Anhedonia Scale (PAS) and the Social Anhedonia Scale (SAS) for evaluation of anhedonia in schizophrenia.
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