EASE: Examination of Anomalous Self-Experience

  title={EASE: Examination of Anomalous Self-Experience},
  author={Josef Parnas and Paul M{\o}ller and Tilo T. J. Kircher and J{\o}rgen Thalbitzer and Lennart B. Jansson and Peter Handest and Dan Zahavi},
  pages={236 - 258}
for a detailed account of phenomena that have in common a somehow deformed sense of fi rst-person perspective – in brief, a disorder or defi ciency in the sense of being a subject, a self-coinciding center of action, thought, and experience 1 . The scale is mainly designed for conditions in the schizophrenia spectrum, but it cannot be used alone as a diagnostic instrument (self-disorders are not listed by the DSM-IV or ICD-10 as diagnostically crucial or even important features of schizophrenia… 

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