Creative thinking in schizophrenia: The role of executive dysfunction and symptom severity

  title={Creative thinking in schizophrenia: The role of executive dysfunction and symptom severity},
  author={Anna Abraham and Sabine Windmann and P. J. McKenna and Onur G{\"u}nt{\"u}rk{\"u}n},
  journal={Cognitive Neuropsychiatry},
  pages={235 - 258}
Introduction. This study examines the notion of enhanced creative thinking in schizophrenia and determines the mediating role of executive dysfunction and symptom severity in this relationship. Method. Patients with chronic schizophrenia (n=28) were assessed on varied facets of creative cognition and standard tests of executive control relative to matched healthy control participants (n=18). Results. Multivariate analyses revealed poorer performance by the patient group across almost all… 

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