Color painting based paradigm helps predict schizophrenia severity
Individuals with psychiatric disorders perceive the world differently. A recent study published in BMC psychiatry by Hui Shen et al., has shown that a color painting-based paradigm can effectively predict clinical symptom severity for chronic schizophrenia patients. These paintings by schizophrenia patients show potential as a tool for clinical diagnosis and prognosis.
It has been observed that color vision is impaired in patients taking antipsychotic medication, potentially due to altered dopaminergic transmission. On the other hand, psychotic patients exhibited aberrant visual aftereffects, differential color priming effect, and weakened color discrimination ability.
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Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)