n African Journal of Psychiatry - Anhedonia in acute schizophrenia : scientific letter

Volume 13, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1994-8220



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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