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OBJECTIVE To analyze the recognition, identification, and discrimination of facial emotions in a sample of outpatients with bipolar disorder (BD). METHODS Forty-four outpatients with diagnosis of BD and 48 matched control subjects were selected. Both groups were assessed with tests for recognition (Emotion Recognition-40 - ER40), identification (Facial(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the emotion recognition in familiar and unknown faces in a sample of schizophrenic patients and healthy controls. METHODS Face emotion recognition of 18 outpatients diagnosed with schizophrenia (DSM-IVTR) and 18 healthy volunteers was assessed with two Emotion Recognition Tasks using familiar faces and unknown faces. Each subject was(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the profile of attributional style of a group of out-patients with bipolar disorder (BD) and schizophrenia (SZ), and a group of healthy controls - along with other social cognition domains - such as emotion recognition and theory of mind (ToM). METHOD A total of 46 out-patients diagnosed with BD, 49 with SZ, and 50 healthy controls(More)
A deficit of social cognition in bipolar disorder has been shown, even when patients are stable. This study compares the attribution of intentions (social-cognitive bias) in a group of 37 outpatients with bipolar disorder with 32 matched control subjects. Bipolar patients scored significantly higher in the Ambiguous Intentions Hostility Questionnaire,(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have shown that anxiety is associated with a better memory of negative events. However, this anxiety-related memory bias has not been studied in the elderly, in which there is a preferential processing of positive information. OBJECTIVES To study the effect of anxiety in a recognition task and an autobiographical memory task in(More)
INTRODUCTION The main goal of the current research was to study the relationship between holding negative aging stereotypes and cognitive performance in a cognitive stimulation program in an older adult group (n=55) with Mild Cognitive Impairment. MATERIAL AND METHODS Performance and stereotypes were contrasted before and after the cognitive stimulation(More)
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