We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

What Is Left of Attention in Schizophrenia?-Reply

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1990;47(4):394-395. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1990.01810160094015.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


In Reply.—  Dr Bracha's finding of left-ward turning preferences in schizophrenic patients does support our own demonstration of right-sided visual neglect in these patients. The fact that results in both studies were also found in neuroleptic-naive patients and that no patients in either study had an opposite asymmetry adds strong support to the hypothesis of lateralized abnormalities in schizophrenia. We differ in the interpretation of the result. Dr Bracha argues that rightsided dopaminergic hyperactivity1 is responsible and we have suggested elsewhere2-4 that a left-sided dopminergic deficiency (or a similar lesion) is responsible.A dopaminergic-deficiency hypothesis of schizophrenia has been discussed by other authors5-7 and is not incompatible with available data. We base our conclusion on the following: (1) We have also observed hyperactivity of the left globus pallidus in neuroleptic-naive schizophrenic patients,8 a finding seen following the appearance of selective unilateral dopaminergic lesions.9 This


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.