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Gary Donohoe
Timothy G Dinan
Aiden P Corvin
Michael Gill
Eadbhard O'Callaghan
Derek W Morris
Rosie Peel
Therese O'Donoghue
Judy Hayden
Farhan Haq
and 4 others



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Does the ability to sustain attention underlie symptom severity in schizophrenia? (2008)

Abstract An association between deficits in executive control, particularly inhibitory control, and more severe negative and disorganised symptoms of schizophrenia has been widely reported. The importance of more basic aspects of attention, often referred to as 'vigilant' or 'sustained' attention, to this relationship remains unclear. This study examined the contribution of sustained attention to symptom severity using the Sustained Attention to Response Task (SART) in 69 patients with schizophrenia. We found that negative and disorganised symptom severity scores were correlated with sustained attention, working memory, and psychomotor speed. The ability to sustain attention significantly predicted variance in negative symptom severity but not disorganised symptoms, which were instead predicted by working memory performance. These data suggest that this component of attention at least partly explains variance in negative symptoms.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Gary Donohoe, Timothy G Dinan, Aiden P Corvin, Michael Gill, Eadbhard O'Callaghan, Derek W Morris, Rosie Peel, Therese O'Donoghue, Judy Hayden, Farhan Haq and 4 others

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Gary Donohoe
Trinity College Dublin
Total Publications: 130
Aiden Corvin
Trinity College Dublin
Total Publications: 190
Michael Gill
Trinity College Dublin
Total Publications: 260
Eadbhard O'Callaghan
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 37
Derek Morris
Trinity College Dublin
Total Publications: 150