Silvio Rozencwaig

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Controversy exists as to the cognitive, emotional and behavioral consequences of lack of insight for persons with schizophrenia. This study tested a mediation model of the relations between insight into mental illness, hope, and the aspects of quality of life of persons with schizophrenia. According to this model, insight into mental illness may impact(More)
Increasing evidence suggests that the cholinergic system is involved in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. Donepezil, a central cholinesterase inhibitor, improves psychotic symptomatology in demented patients, however, evidence for its role in the management of active psychosis in schizophrenia remains limited. An 18-week double blind cross-over study was(More)
Cytogenetic analysis was carried out in unrelated schizophrenic patients, unrelated controls and patients and family members in multiplex families. The size distribution of chromosome 1 heterochromatic region (1qH, C-band variants) among 21 unrelated schizophrenic patients was different from that found in a group of 46 controls. The patient group had 1qH(More)
OBJECTIVE The current study examined a mediation model in which symptoms of schizophrenia and schizotypy traits mediate the positive relations between metacognition and Social Quality of Life (SQoL) among persons with schizophrenia and persons without mental illness. METHOD 39 persons diagnosed with schizophrenia and 60 persons without a severe mental(More)
While some studies view metacognition and social cognition as representing the same phenomenon, others suggest that they represent distinctive sets of abilities that are related to different outcomes. The current study used a cross-sectional design that includes samples of persons with schizophrenia (N=39) and healthy individuals (N=60) to further explore(More)
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