A transdiagnostic investigation of 'theory of mind' and 'jumping to conclusions' in patients with persecutory delusions.

@article{Corcoran2008ATI,
  title={A transdiagnostic investigation of 'theory of mind' and 'jumping to conclusions' in patients with persecutory delusions.},
  author={Rhiannon Corcoran and Georgina Rowse and Rosie Moore and Nigel O. Blackwood and Peter Kinderman and Robert T Howard and Sinead Cummins and Richard P. Bentall},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={38 11},
  pages={1577-83}
}
BACKGROUND A tendency to make hasty decisions on probabilistic reasoning tasks and a difficulty attributing mental states to others are key cognitive features of persecutory delusions (PDs) in the context of schizophrenia. This study examines whether these same psychological anomalies characterize PDs when they present in the context of psychotic depression. METHOD Performance on measures of probabilistic reasoning and theory of mind (ToM) was examined in five subgroups differing in… CONTINUE READING