An experimental investigation of the phenomenology of delusional beliefs in people with Asperger syndrome.

@article{Abell2005AnEI,
  title={An experimental investigation of the phenomenology of delusional beliefs in people with Asperger syndrome.},
  author={Frances Abell and D Hare},
  journal={Autism : the international journal of research and practice},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={515-31}
}
There is evidence that Asperger syndrome is associated with delusional beliefs. Cognitive theories of delusions in psychosis literature propose a central role for impaired theory of mind ability in the development of delusions. The present study investigates the phenomenology of delusional ideation in Asperger syndrome. Fortysix individuals with Asperger syndrome participated and were found to have relatively high levels of delusional ideation, primarily grandiose or persecutory. Factors… CONTINUE READING

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