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Query Details


Query Subject:   Language as a Diagnostic Criterion for Psychosis
Author:   Veronika Koller
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Applied Linguistics
Psycholinguistics

Query:   Dear colleagues,
Can anyone point me in the direction of studies on language and speech
patterns used in the diagnosis of psychotic illnesses? This could be
general discussions of diagnostic criteria from a linguistic or
psychological/psychiatric point of view, or reports on clinical trials. I
am particularly interested in schizophrenia.

Many thanks and best regards,
Veronika Koller
LL Issue: 20.2194
Date posted: 16-Jun-2009



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