Social cognition in schizophrenia: an NIMH workshop on definitions, assessment, and research opportunities.

Green MF, Penn DL, Bentall R, Carpenter WT, Gaebel W, Gur RC, Kring AM, Park S, Silverstein SM, Heinssen R
Schizophr Bull. 2008 34 (6): 1211-20

PMID: 18184635 · PMCID: PMC2632490 · DOI:10.1093/schbul/sbm145

Social cognition has become a high priority area for the study of schizophrenia. However, despite developments in this area, progress remains limited by inconsistent terminology and differences in the way social cognition is measured. To address these obstacles, a consensus-building meeting on social cognition in schizophrenia was held at the National Institute of Mental Health in March 2006. Agreement was reached on several points, including definitions of terms, the significance of social cognition for schizophrenia research, and suggestions for future research directions. The importance of translational interdisciplinary research teams was emphasized. The current article presents a summary of these discussions.

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Awareness Culture Delusions Education Emotions Humans Internal-External Control National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.) Personal Construct Theory Prognosis Psychiatric Status Rating Scales Schizophrenia Schizophrenic Psychology Social Adjustment Social Perception United States

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