Dawn I. Velligan, PhD




Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia: An Update on Identification and Treatment

November 24, 2014

What signs are generally regarded as negative symptoms? What etiological factors contribute to a negative symptom presentation? How to treat these symptoms? Insights here.

Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia: The Importance of Identification and Treatment

March 01, 2008

Treatment of negative symptoms of schizophrenia -- eg, problems with motivation, social withdrawal, diminished affective responsiveness, speech, and movement -- is associated with a variety of improved functional outcomes and is a vital unmet clinical need.

Cognitive Impairment in Patients With Bipolar Disorder: Effect on Psychosocial Functioning

May 01, 2007

There is growing evidence that individuals with bipolar affective disorder have cognitive impairments, even during periods of symptom remission.

Interventions to Improve Adherence to Antipsychotic Medications

August 01, 2006

New ways to address medication adherence problems in patients with schizophrenia offer the hope of better treatment outcomes. Two new and promising approaches for individuals with schizophrenia are the use of environmental supports and cognitive adaptation training and cognitive-behavioral therapy.