Sensitivity to expressions of pain in schizophrenia patients

  title={Sensitivity to expressions of pain in schizophrenia patients},
  author={Mauricio de Jesus Dias Martins and Bernardo R. L. Moura and Isabel Pav{\~a}o Martins and Maria Lu{\'i}sa Figueira and Kenneth M. Prkachin},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
Patients with schizophrenia tend to neglect their own pain and are known to have impairments in the processing of facial expressions. However, the sensitivity to dynamic expressions of pain has not been studied in these patients. Our goal was to test this ability in schizophrenia and to probe the underlying cognitive processes. We hypothesized that patients would have a reduced sensitivity to expressions of pain and that this impairment would correlate with deficits in attention, working memory… CONTINUE READING

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