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Prof. Silvana Galderisi is asked, "What is relevant to recovery?"

Filmed at EPA, Vienna, March 2015

Treatment goals are more ambitious than ever and have moved beyond reducing patients’ symptoms, towards their recovery and the chance to lead a fruitful life. But how do we get there? Prof. Galderisi discusses ways to categorise and prioritise factors that interfere with recovery, and in particular, methods to deconstruct broadly defined negative symptoms. She discusses recent research which categorises negative symptoms into subcategories of avolition and poor emotional expression (PEE), and compares their impact on functioning. A better understanding of the pathophysiology of avolition could lead to treatments targeting avoltion, which would have a significant impact on patients’ lives.