Self-reported empathy deficits are uniquely associated with poor functioning in schizophrenia.

@article{Smith2012SelfreportedED,
  title={Self-reported empathy deficits are uniquely associated with poor functioning in schizophrenia.},
  author={Matthew J. Smith and William P. Horan and Tatiana M Karpouzian and Samantha V. Abram and Derin J. Cobia and John G. Csernansky},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2012},
  volume={137 1-3},
  pages={196-202}
}
BACKGROUND Social cognitive deficits have been proposed to be among the causes of poor functional outcome in schizophrenia. Empathy, or sharing and understanding the unique emotions and experiences of other people, is one of the key elements of social cognition, and prior studies suggest that empathic processes are impaired in schizophrenia. The current study examined whether impairments in self-reported empathy were associated with poor functioning, above and beyond the influences of… CONTINUE READING