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Many researchers have hoped vocational rehabilitation might help people with schizophrenia not only to work but also to develop more coherent narratives of their abilities and the boundaries imposed by their condition. This study compared narrative accounts of persons with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (n = 16) generated using the Indiana Psychiatric(More)
Only recently has the mental health community recognized the applicability of diagnostic criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and adolescents, including a consideration of specific age-related features. This paper provides a current review of the literature on PTSD pertaining to children and adolescents. Following a discussion of(More)
Research suggests stigma is a barrier to self-esteem and the attainment of resources in schizophrenia. Less clear is the association of stigma experiences with symptoms and social function both concurrently and prospectively. To assess this, symptoms were measured using the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale, social function was measured using the Quality(More)
It has been alternately theorized that poor insight in patients with schizophrenia results from deficits in executive function and a preference for denial as a coping strategy. One possibility is there are two distinct groups of persons with poor insight: those with impairments in executive function and those with a generally avoidant coping style. To(More)
It is recognized that persons with schizophrenia tend to cope with stress in a relatively avoidant and ineffectual manner and that this coping style is linked to poorer outcome. Less is understood, however, about the interrelationship between symptoms, deficits in neurocognition and coping style in schizophrenia. To determine the extent to which various(More)
Research has indicated that many with schizophrenia experience deficits in metacognitive capacity, defined as impairments in the ability to think about thinking. These difficulties are related to, but not reducible to symptoms and have been hypothesized to function as an independent impediment to psychosocial function. To explore the possibility that(More)
While therapeutic alliance (TA) in schizophrenia has been linked with treatment adherence and outcome, less is known about its relationship to rehabilitation outcome. To examine this issue, we classified persons who had been enrolled in a rehabilitation study as having higher or lower levels of TA based on an observer assessment midway through treatment and(More)
Unusually high levels of Cluster B and C personality traits have been observed in schizophrenia. While these have been linked to poorer function, less clear is the association of these personality traits with symptoms and service utilization. To examine this issue, 46 participants with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder were administered the Millon(More)
Hopelessness is a widely observed barrier to recovery from schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Yet little is known about how clinical, social, and psychological factors independently affect hope. Additionally, the relationships that exist between these factors and different kinds of hope are unclear. To explore both issues, we correlated two aspects of hope,(More)
While hopelessness has been widely observed in schizophrenia and its clinical significance accepted, research has been equivocal regarding its relationship to symptoms and neurocognition. One possible reason for this is that different domains of hope have differential relationships to outcome. To explore this possibility, two aspects of hope, expectations(More)