Exploring self-defining memories in schizophrenia.

@article{Raffard2009ExploringSM,
  title={Exploring self-defining memories in schizophrenia.},
  author={St{\'e}phane Raffard and Arnaud D'Argembeau and Claudia Lardi and Sophie Bayard and Jean-Philippe Boulenger and Martial van der Linden},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          26-38
        }
}
Previous studies have shown that patients with schizophrenia are impaired in recalling specific events from their personal past. However, the relationship between autobiographical memory impairments and disturbance of the sense of identity in schizophrenia has not been investigated in detail. In this study the authors investigated schizophrenic patients' ability to recall self-defining memories; that is, memories that play an important role in building and maintaining the self-concept. Results… CONTINUE READING

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