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Selective impairments of theory of mind in people with schizophrenia
Significant differences are found between schizophrenics and normal controls in all ToM stories, with schizophrenic people performing worse than controls in first-order stories and among symptom dimensions. Expand
Neurological soft signs in schizophrenia.
A standardised clinical examination which focused on neurological soft signs (NSS) was used by a neurologist blind to diagnosis to assess the presence of neurological softSigns to find schizophrenics had significantly higher NSS total scores than normal controls but did not differ significantly from their first-degree relatives' group. Expand
Reliability of an Italian standardized and expanded Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS 4.0) in raters with high vs. low clinical experience
Reliability of an Italian standardized and expanded Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS 4.0) in raters with high vs. low clinical experience is studied. Expand
Could schizophrenic subjects improve their social cognition abilities only with observation and imitation of social situations?
Preliminary data from a new group-based study focused on Emotion and ToM Imitation Training (ETIT) showed that when compared to the control group, ETIT participants improved on every social cognitive measure and showed better social functioning at post-test. Expand
Is Theory of Mind in Schizophrenia More Strongly Associated with Clinical and Social Functioning than with Neurocognitive Deficits?
ToM measures of social cognition may be a useful addition to neuropsychological assessment when developing programmes for reducing clinical impairments and improving the community functioning of subjects with schizophrenic disorders. Expand
Magnetic resonance imaging findings of amygdala- anterior hippocampus shrinkage in male patients with schizophrenia
The study confirms previous evidence of mesial temporal lobe shrinkage, more evident on the left side in a group of relapsing noninstitutionalized male schizophrenic patients. Expand
The Italian version of the Family Assessment Device
The results of this study suggest the need for a major improvement in the adaptation of the FAD in the Italian setting, with the proposed seven-factor model of the instrument not providing a good fit to the data. Expand
Planum temporale asymmetry and thought disorder in schizophrenia
MRI research suggests that thought disordered schizophrenics may be characterized by an abnormal development of cerebral lateralization in a region crucial for language processing. Expand
Rehabilitation of theory of mind deficit in schizophrenia: a pilot study of metacognitive strategies in group treatment
People affected by schizophrenia show major deficits in theory of mind (ToM) and in social cognition. Rehabilitation interventions based on non-social metacognitive functions are most likely toExpand
Risperidone, negative symptoms and cognitive deficit in schizophrenia: an open study
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a new antipsychotic compound on negative symptoms and cognitive deficit in schizophrenia. Psychiatric symptoms and cognition were assessed in 25Expand