Insight in schizophrenia: associations with empathy

  title={Insight in schizophrenia: associations with empathy},
  author={G. H. M. Pijnenborg and J. Spikman and B. F. Jeronimus and A. Aleman},
  journal={European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience},
  • G. H. M. Pijnenborg, J. Spikman, +1 author A. Aleman
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
  • Many people with schizophrenia (50–80 %) demonstrate impaired insight, something which has been associated with a poorer outcome. Two types of empathy can be distinguished: affective empathy via shared emotions and cognitive empathy, also referred to as Theory of Mind (ToM). ToM can be subdivided into cognitive ToM (knowledge about beliefs of other people via perspective taking) and affective ToM (knowledge about other people’s emotions via perspective taking). Recent studies show a… CONTINUE READING
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