Researchers in Norway and Denmark found that in a sample of 186 first-episode psychosis patients followed for 10 years, flat affect was more “fluctuant” than indicated in the relevant literature, but was associated with poorer outcome, especially in those with “enduring” flat affect. Results appeared online May 23 in Schizophrenia Research.
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