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Article
May 1977

Sustained Attention in Children at Risk for SchizophreniaReport on a Continuous Performance Test

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Research Psychology (Dr Rutschmann) and Medical Genetics (Mrs Cornblatt and Dr Erlenmeyer-Kimling), New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, New York.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1977;34(5):571-575. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1977.01770170081007
Abstract

• A test of sustained attention (the Continuous Performance Test) was administered to a group of children at risk for the eventual manifestation of schizophrenia and to a group of "normal control" children. Differences in performance between the two groups were attributable to poorer discriminability on the part of the high-risk subjects.

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