Speech and language disturbances have been recognized as core components of schizophrenia since the early days of modern psychiatry. In his description of “dementia praecox,” which is often credited as the first modern characterization of schizophrenia, German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin described both positive (e.g. incoherence, derailment, stereotypy, neologisms) and negative symptoms (e.g. mutism) associated with […]
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