Predicting the future in schizophrenia: The discrepancy between anticipatory and consummatory pleasure.

@article{Edwards2015PredictingTF,
  title={Predicting the future in schizophrenia: The discrepancy between anticipatory and consummatory pleasure.},
  author={Clementine J. Edwards and Matteo Cella and Nicholas Tarrier and Til Wykes},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2015},
  volume={229 1-2},
  pages={462-9}
}
When predicting future emotions we use inaccurate biases which rely on our most salient and recent experiences. In schizophrenia, there appears to be a specific deficit in this anticipatory process which is associated with reduced motivation and engagement. The nature of this deficit and how it differs to the general population is unclear. This study introduces a new task examining the discrepancy between anticipated and experienced pleasure and investigates its potential usefulness to… CONTINUE READING
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