Anticipatory and consummatory components of the experience of pleasure in schizophrenia: Cross-cultural validation and extension

Raymond C.K. Chan, Ya Wang, Jia Huang, Yanfang Shi, Yuna Wang, Xiaohong Hong, Zheng Ma, Zhanjian Li, Man Kin Lai, Ann M. Kring

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This study examined anticipatory and consummatory pleasure in schizophrenia patients with and without negative symptoms. Negative symptom patients experienced less anticipatory pleasure than non-negative symptom patients; only one facet of consummatory pleasure was unaffected in negative schizophrenia. Greater pleasure deficits were correlated with more severe positive and negative symptoms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-183
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatry Research
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2010


  • Anhedonia
  • Chinese
  • Schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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