Word use in first-person accounts of schizophrenia.

  title={Word use in first-person accounts of schizophrenia.},
  author={Sarah Kathryn Fineberg and S Deutsch-Link and M Ichinose and Tony McGuinness and Andrew J Bessette and C K Chung and P R Corlett},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  volume={206 1},
BACKGROUND Language use is often disrupted in patients with schizophrenia; novel computational approaches may provide new insights. AIMS To test word use patterns as markers of the perceptual, cognitive and social experiences characteristic of schizophrenia. METHOD Word counting software was applied to first-person accounts of schizophrenia and mood disorder. RESULTS More third-person plural pronouns ('they') and fewer first-person singular pronouns ('I') were used in schizophrenia than… CONTINUE READING
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