Dissociation of cognitive from affective components of theory of mind in schizophrenia.

@article{ShamayTsoory2007DissociationOC,
  title={Dissociation of cognitive from affective components of theory of mind in schizophrenia.},
  author={Simone G. Shamay-Tsoory and Syvan Shur and Liat Barcai-Goodman and S Medlovich and Hagay Harari and Yechiel Levkovitz},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2007},
  volume={149 1-3},
  pages={11-23}
}
Patients suffering from schizophrenia show impaired emotional and social behavior, such as misinterpretation of social situations and lack of theory of mind. However, there is conflicting evidence regarding their ability to perform on theory of mind tasks. Based on previous findings with patients suffering from prefrontal damage, the present study suggests that the behavioral deficit of schizophrenic patients may be due to impaired 'affective theory of mind' abilities, rather than to a general… CONTINUE READING

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