Self-monitoring dysfunction and the positive symptoms of schizophrenia.

  title={Self-monitoring dysfunction and the positive symptoms of schizophrenia.},
  author={JohnL. Stirling and Jonathan S E Hellewell and Dumisani Ndlovu},
  volume={34 4},
Frith has proposed that symptoms of alien control in schizophrenia result from a defect in a metarepresentational process leading to a failure to properly monitor self-willed intentions and actions. To examine this hypothesis, a group of 40 schizophrenic patients, all meeting DSM-III-R criteria, and rated for current symptoms on the basis of a detailed clinical interview, were compared with 36 non-patient controls, using a battery of tests which included measures of self-monitoring, general… CONTINUE READING
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