Impaired ability to give a meaning to personally significant events in patients with schizophrenia

@article{Berna2011ImpairedAT,
  title={Impaired ability to give a meaning to personally significant events in patients with schizophrenia},
  author={Fabrice Berna and Mehdi Bennouna-Greene and Jevita Potheegadoo and Paulina Verry and J Danion},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  year={2011},
  volume={20},
  pages={703-711}
}
Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness affecting sense of identity. Autobiographical memory deficits observed in schizophrenia could contribute to this altered sense of identity. The ability to give a meaning to personally significant events (meaning making) is also critical for identity construction and self-coherence. Twenty-four patients with schizophrenia and 24 control participants were asked to recall five self-defining memories. We assessed meaning making in participants' narratives… CONTINUE READING
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