The ability of schizophrenics to perceive and cope with negative affect

@article{Bellack1991TheAO,
  title={The ability of schizophrenics to perceive and cope with negative affect},
  author={Alan. S. Bellack and Kim T Mueser and J. G. Wade and Steven L. Sayers and Robert D. Morrison},
  journal={Schizophrenia Research},
  year={1991},
  volume={4},
  pages={299-300}
}
Thirty-four schizophrenic patients in an acute in-patient hospital were compared with 24 in-patients with major affective disorder and 19 non-patient controls on a role-play test of social skills and a test of affect perception. The role-play test consisted of 12 simulated conversations in which the subject was confronted by parents and friends expressing high-EE criticism or non-critical dissatisfaction. Schizophrenic patients lacked assertiveness and social skills in all conditions, but they… CONTINUE READING

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