Actas Esp Psiquiatr 2017 Sep 1;45(5):218-26. Epub 2017 Sep 1.
Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Schizophr Res 2013 Mar 21;144(1-3):31-6. Epub 2013 Jan 21.
Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, VIC, Australia.
Theory of mind (ToM) deficit is a well-established feature of schizophrenia and has been suggested as a vulnerability marker of this disorder. However, as most of this evidence is based on studies in chronic patients, it is less clear whether ToM is impaired prior to or following the onset of a first-episode and whether it is evident in unaffected relatives of patients. In this meta-analysis, ToM performance of 3005 individuals with first-episode psychosis (FEP), individuals at ultra-high risk for psychosis (UHR) and unaffected relatives were compared with 1351 healthy controls. Read More
Encephale 2018 Aug 16. Epub 2018 Aug 16.
Laboratoire d'anthropologie et de psychologie cognitives et sociales (LAPCOS, EA 7278), université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France.
Introduction: Schizophrenia and autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) are two neurodevelopmental disorders that have different symptom presentations, ages of onset and developmental courses. Both schizophrenia and ASD are characterized by marked deficit in communication, social interactions, affects and emotions. Social cognitive impairments in ASD and schizophrenia were demonstrated separately in both disorders. Read More
Cogn Neuropsychiatry 2018 Mar 15;23(2):103-115. Epub 2018 Feb 15.
d 1st Department of Psychiatry , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, General Hospital "Papageorgiou" , Thessaloniki , Greece.
Introduction: Patients diagnosed with schizophrenia display deficits in Theory of Mind (ToM) and Emotion Perception (EP) even before the appearance of full-blown symptomatology.
Methods: We evaluated ToM and EP in a male cohort consisting of 25 First Episode Psychosis (FEP) and 16 relapsed schizophrenic patients (CHRON) compared to 12 subjects in Ultra-high Risk (UHR) and 23 healthy controls (CTR). Furthermore, we measured the levels of Cortisol, Insulin like Growth Factor (IGF-1), TNF-a, TNF-b and several interleukins as potential biomarkers. Read More
Clin Psychol Rev 2016 12 11;50:108-137. Epub 2016 Oct 11.
Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States; School of Psychology, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Objective: Individuals with chronic schizophrenia (SCZ) consistently show impairments in social cognition (SC) that are associated with functional decline, and work suggests that similar associations exist in first-episode psychosis (FEP). The goal of the current article is to review and synthesize the current body of work examining SC in FEP. Secondary aims are to examine the relationship between SC and symptoms, and change in SC over time in FEP. Read More