Impairment of story memory organization in patients with schizophrenia

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  • MIÉ MATSUI phd,

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    1. Department of Neuropsychology and Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Toyama, Toyama and
    2. Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology, Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
      Mié Matsui, PhD, Department of Neuropsychology, School of Medicine, University of Toyama, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama 930-0194, Japan. Email: mmatsui@las.u-toyama.ac.jp
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  • TOMIKI SUMIYOSHI md ,

    1. Department of Neuropsychology and Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Toyama, Toyama and
    2. Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology, Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
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  • RIE ABE ms ,

    1. Department of Neuropsychology and Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Toyama, Toyama and
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  • KANADE KATO ma ,

    1. Department of Neuropsychology and Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Toyama, Toyama and
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  • HIROMI YUUKI ma ,

    1. Department of Neuropsychology and Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Toyama, Toyama and
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  • MASAYOSHI KURACHI md

    1. Department of Neuropsychology and Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Toyama, Toyama and
    2. Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology, Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
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Errata

This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Corrigenda Volume 61, Issue 5, 580, Article first published online: 14 September 2007

Mié Matsui, PhD, Department of Neuropsychology, School of Medicine, University of Toyama, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama 930-0194, Japan. Email: mmatsui@las.u-toyama.ac.jp

Abstract

Abstract  The aim of the present paper was to examine the organization of story memory in schizophrenia. Participants were 35 patients with schizophrenia and 24 healthy subjects who completed the Wechsler Memory Scale–Revised. The organization of story memory was evaluated with the Logical Memory subtest. Schizophrenia patients scored significantly lower than controls on thematic sequencing, and significant negative correlations were found between positive symptoms and thematic sequencing. These findings suggest that schizophrenia has deficits in organization of story memory, which are related to symptoms such as disorganized thoughts and behavior.

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