Theory of mind deficits in bipolar affective disorder.

  title={Theory of mind deficits in bipolar affective disorder.},
  author={Natalie Kerr and Robin I M Dunbar and Richard P. Bentall},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  volume={73 3},
BACKGROUND Bipolar affective disorder patients often show cognitive deficits that are similar to those found in schizophrenia patients. Theory of mind (the ability to understand others' mental states) is compromised in currently ill schizophrenia patients. This study aimed to establish whether similar deficits are found in bipolar patients. METHODS We measured theory of mind ability in 20 bipolar-manic patients, 15 bipolar-depressed patients, 13 bipolar patients in remission and 15 normal… CONTINUE READING

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