Assessment of empathy in first-episode psychosis and meta-analytic comparison with previous studies in schizophrenia.

@article{Achim2011AssessmentOE,
  title={Assessment of empathy in first-episode psychosis and meta-analytic comparison with previous studies in schizophrenia.},
  author={Am{\'e}lie M. Achim and Rosalie Ouellet and M. Roy and Philip L Jackson},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2011},
  volume={190 1},
  pages={3-8}
}
Empathy is a multidimensional construct that relies on affective and cognitive component processes. A few studies have reported impairments of both cognitive and affective empathy components in patients with schizophrenia. It is, however, not known whether these difficulties are already present at psychosis onset. The affective and cognitive components of empathy were thus assessed in 31 patients with first-episode psychosis (FEP) and 31 matched healthy controls using the Interpersonal… CONTINUE READING

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