Can delusions be self-assessed? Concordance between self- and observer-rated delusions in schizophrenia

@article{Lincoln2010CanDB,
  title={Can delusions be self-assessed? Concordance between self- and observer-rated delusions in schizophrenia},
  author={Tania Marie Lincoln and Michael J. Ziegler and Eva L{\"u}llmann and Matthias J. M{\"u}ller and Winfried Rief},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={178},
  pages={249-254}
}
Several multi-dimensional self-report scales have been developed to assess delusional ideation in the general population. However, self-ratings of positive symptoms in patients with psychosis are often considered unreliable due to neuro-cognitive disturbance and lack of insight. This study tested associations of self- and observer-rated delusions as well as factors associated with discrepancies. Observer-rated delusions were assessed in 80 in- and outpatients with schizophrenia spectrum… CONTINUE READING

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