Theory of mind and psychiatry: an introduction.

@article{Ang2009TheoryOM,
  title={Theory of mind and psychiatry: an introduction.},
  author={Giap Kian Ang and Saxby Pridmore},
  journal={Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          117-22
        }
}
OBJECTIVE 'Theory of mind' (ToM) arose from the study of primates and their social organization, and scholars in many fields - philosophy, anthropology, psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience - have contributed to this expanding topic. In this paper, we provide an overview of aspects of ToM of relevance to psychiatry. We briefly describe the origins of ToM in primates and humans and some relevant neurobiology, and then touch on possible contributions to psychopathology. METHOD We searched… CONTINUE READING
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