‘Theory of mind’ in violent and nonviolent patients with paranoid schizophrenia

  title={‘Theory of mind’ in violent and nonviolent patients with paranoid schizophrenia},
  author={Ahmad M. Abu-Akel and Khalid Abushua'leh},
  journal={Schizophrenia Research},

Theory of mind function, motor empathy, emotional empathy and schizophrenia: A single case study

Abstract It has been proposed that theory of mind dysfunction contributes to the development of paranoid schizophrenia. The inability to represent others' thoughts and feelings has implications for

Mistakes in interpersonal perceptions: Social cognition in aggressive forensic psychiatry patients.

Select aspects of reduced social cognitive functioning were found among not criminally responsible patients with psychosis who had committed violent acts and who continued to act aggressively while forensic inpatients.

Executive function and in-patient violence in forensic patients with schizophrenia.

  • R. FullamM. Dolan
  • Psychology, Medicine
    The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
  • 2008
BACKGROUND The literature on the association between neuropsychological deficits and in-patient violence in schizophrenia is limited and the findings inconsistent. AIMS To examine the role of

The Grinch Who Stole Thoughts: A Virtual Reality Study of Theory of Mind in Early Psychosis and Chronic Schizophrenia

The extent to which ToM is associated with neurocognition and other domains of social cognition (e.g., empathy) is still under debate and preliminary research has also started to examine the different types and functional consequences of ToM impairment in schizophrenia.

Neuroimaging and Neurocognitive Correlates of Aggression and Violence in Schizophrenia

The results of neuroimaging and neuropsychological studies that have directly investigated brain functioning and/or structure in aggressive and violent samples will be discussed as well as other domains that might predispose to aggression and violence such as deficits in responding to the emotional expressions of others, impulsivity, and psychopathological symptoms.

Mentalizing Mediates the Relationship Between Psychopathy and Type of Aggression in Schizophrenia

This study is the first to report a mediating effect of mentalizing on the relationship between psychopathy and type of aggression in schizophrenia, and reveals that the ability to attribute mental states to others mediates the relation between Psychopathy andtype of aggression.



Psychopathy and violent behavior among patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.

The comorbidity of schizophrenia and psychopathy was found to be higher among violent patients than among nonviolent patients, and was associated with earlier age of onset of illness and more arrests for both violent and nonviolent offenses.

Theory of mind impairments in schizophrenia: symptomatology, severity and specificity

There is a clear association between ToM impairment and behavioural signs in schizophrenia and toM impairments in schizophrenia are less severe than in autism, but are specific and not a reflection of general cognitive deficits.

A Reassessment of the Link between Mental Disorder and Violent Behaviour, and its Implications for Clinical Practice

  • P. Mullen
  • Medicine, Psychology
    The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry
  • 1997
The most effective response to the risks of dangerous behaviour in the mentally ill is not to return to policies of greater control and containment but to improve the care, support and treatment delivered to patients in the community.

Selective impairments of theory of mind in people with schizophrenia

[Psychopathy and evaluation of violent behavior in a psychiatric security milieu].

Regression analysis suggest that the PCL-R is a significant predictor of violent behavior, and the use of this instrument for the prediction ofviolent behavior is encouraged.

Aggressive Behaviour in Schizophrenia: The Role of Psychopathology

The aggressive group were overall more ill than the non-aggressive group, and the former could be distinguished from the latter by certain aspects of their psychopathology.

Violence and mental disorder: Developments in risk assessment.

Preface List of Contributors 1: Toward a Rejuvenation of Risk Assessment Research John Monahan, Henry J. Steadman. 2: Anger as a Risk Factor for Violence among the Mentally Disordered Raymond W.