دیدگاهی درباره تئوری ذهن در اسکیزوفرنی: تاثیر اختلال شناختی
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|39593||2011||7 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||5523 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Schizophrenia Research, Volume 130, Issues 1–3, August 2011, Pages 130–136
The ability to mentalize and attribute beliefs, intentions and desires to others has been found by the vast majority of studies to be impaired in patients with schizophrenia. However, it is not yet clear if this deficit in Theory of Mind (ToM) is independent of their also well established deficits in basic cognitive functioning. In the present study, we sought to clarify the above relationship by exploring patients' ToM impairment after controlling for their putative cognitive deficits. We examined 36 patients with schizophrenia and 30 healthy matched controls on first and second order tasks of ToM and on commonly used neuropsychological tests. Patients performed poorly on ToM tasks even after controlling for their cognitive deficits, particularly on second order ToM. The present findings contribute to the understanding of the mechanism of ToM, suggesting that ToM deficits are core characteristics in schizophrenia and relatively independent of patients' cognitive impairment.