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Brief Negative Symptom Scale Reliably Assesses Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia

The Brief Negative Symptom Scale (BNSS) is internally consistent and validated for the assessment of negative symptoms in patients with schizophrenia, according to a study published in Schizophrenia Research. The investigators of this study sought to examine the reliability, validity, and factor structure of the BNSS in an Asian population, as well as to explore the…

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Social Activity Monitoring Through Smartphones May Predict Relapse in Schizophrenia

Researchers of a small cohort of patients with schizophrenia discovered that using the CrossCheck behavioral sensing system to remotely monitor participants’ smartphones provided insight into social behavior with results showing that a decrease in outgoing text messages and phone calls indicated a potential relapse.

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