, Volume 102, Issue 4, pp 429-437

Effects of neuroleptics on electrodermal activity in schizophrenic patients: a review

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Abstract

The effects of neuroleptics on electrodermal activity (EDA) in schizophrenic patients are addressed in a review of research conducted since the publication of an earlier review by Tecce and Cole in 1972. It is concluded that neuroleptics reduce skin conductance level but that effects on other electrodermal parameters are less robust and may be confounded by methodological issues. A discussion of these issues is presented and directions for future research are proposed.