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

  title={‘Theory of mind’ in violent and nonviolent patients with paranoid schizophrenia},
  author={A. Abu-Akel and Khalid Abushua'leh},
  journal={Schizophrenia Research},
The role of mentalizing abilities (or theory of mind) and empathic abilities in violent behavior were studied in 24 hospitalized males with paranoid schizophrenia (ICD-10). Patients were divided into violent and nonviolent groups based on their history of committing violent acts against others. To examine these abilities, patients heard a series of 12 short scenarios depicting social situations followed by questions that require making mental state or empathic inferencing. Our results show that… Expand
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