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Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: A Review Study

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DOI: 10.4236/ojpsych.2019.92007    339 Downloads   512 Views


Social cognition includes all operations encountered in the process of perceiving, understanding & production of appropriate reactions while confronting with others. These include: social awareness, theory of mind, attributive style, and emotion processing. Social cognition skills have been recognized as a vital component in the rehabilitation process for schizophrenic persons, its strong contributors in social function among individual suffering from schizophrenia. The purpose of this review is to appraise various researches about social cognition and its correlates in addition to evaluating various cognitive interventions targeted toward improving social cognition function among patients group and to find the best techniques to ameliorate social cognitive deficits in schizophrenia. Databases were searched from the period from the year 2000 to October 2018. The search terms used were “Social cognition”, emotional management program, schizophrenia. A total of 85 articles were identified and those who meet inclusion criteria including 27 articles. Finding indicates the efficacy of social intervention that targets cognitive aspect in functional abilities of schizophrenic patients and also emotion processing which are significant mediators of social performance aptitudes in patients group.

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Kamel, N. and AlQahtani, F. (2019) Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: A Review Study. Open Journal of Psychiatry, 9, 81-97. doi: 10.4236/ojpsych.2019.92007.

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