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Is being schizophrenic associated with reading problems?
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: No
Not particularly.
A person with schizophrenia may or may not have learning/reading problems. They are really separate conditions. I will add that, a person with schizophrenia may possibly be distracted by, for example, hallucinations and hearing voices, which could impact their reading and concentration.

In brief: No
Not particularly.
A person with schizophrenia may or may not have learning/reading problems. They are really separate conditions. I will add that, a person with schizophrenia may possibly be distracted by, for example, hallucinations and hearing voices, which could impact their reading and concentration.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Andrew Ho
Here is a paper from the Nathan Kline Institute that bears on this topic: Reading impairment and visual processing deficits in schizophrenia. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16890409
Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry
In brief: Yes
This is not very much talked about but many of my patients complain of difficulty with reading comprehension.
Can get a little better with treatment but tend to remain significant. Research studies have confirmed this with formal testing. Substantial proportion reach criteria for dyslexia.

In brief: Yes
This is not very much talked about but many of my patients complain of difficulty with reading comprehension.
Can get a little better with treatment but tend to remain significant. Research studies have confirmed this with formal testing. Substantial proportion reach criteria for dyslexia.
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho
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