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Letters Mental health

Treat negative symptoms of schizophrenia early on

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 27 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2297
  1. John P Lyne, clinical research fellow,
  2. Niall Turner, DETECT project co-ordinator ,
  3. Mary Clarke, DETECT clinical lead
  1. 1Dublin and East Treatment, and Early Care Team (DETECT) Services, Blackrock, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  1. johnlyne{at}

Kendall’s editorial highlights important problems in the management of negative symptoms in schizophrenia.1 These highly prevalent symptoms are among the most disabling features of schizophrenia,2 and by their very nature hinder …

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