J Meg Racenstein

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The study of social cognition in schizophrenia may augment the understanding of clinical and behavioral manifestations of the disorder. In this article, the authors describe social cognition and differentiate it from nonsocial cognition. They garner evidence to support the role of social cognition in schizophrenia: Nonsocial information-processing models(More)
We evaluated neurocognitive function in 149 HIV-seropositive and 82 seronegative women enrolled in the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), a large multi-center study of disease progression in women living with HIV/AIDS. We evaluated the prevalence of abnormal neuropsychological (NP) test findings in HIV-seropositive and seronegative women and factors(More)
This longitudinal investigation was designed to determine the association between the positive symptoms of psychosis and instrumental work functioning among patients with schizophrenia in comparison to patients with affective disorders. 173 participants were assessed prospectively for the presence of psychosis and concurrent work adjustment using a series(More)
Recent findings have linked impairments in social performance among individuals with schizophrenia to deficits in cognition. However, one component of cognition, thought disorder (TD), has received little attention in its association with social functioning. The current investigation examined the cross-sectional and predictive relationships between(More)
OBJECTIVE This study determined the sources and frequency of diagnostic uncertainty for patients with chronic psychosis and active cocaine abuse or dependence and assessed the usefulness of prospective follow-up in clarifying diagnosis. METHODS A total of 165 male patients with chronic psychoses and cocaine abuse or dependence on inpatient units of a(More)
Author Information 1 Louisiana State University, Department of Psychology, 236 Audubon Hall, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-5501. Send reprint requests to Dr. Penn. 2 University of Chicago, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Tinley Park, Illinois. 3 Illinois Institute of Technology, Department of Psychology, Chicago, Illinois. 4 University of California(More)
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