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Subjective awareness of abnormal involuntary movements in chronic schizophrenic patients
Am J Psychiatry 1990;147:295-298.
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The authors examined the effects of verbal and visual feedback on subjective awareness of involuntary movements in 20 chronic schizophrenic patients. At initial evaluation only 25% of the patients were fully aware of their movement disorder. Both verbal and visual feedback resulted in significant immediate enhancement of awareness. However, assessment of awareness 2 weeks later showed a return to prefeedback baseline levels. Lack of awareness of involuntary movements was associated with a lack of awareness of psychiatric disorder, and both were associated with a longer duration of illness.

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