Cognitive correlates to social cue perception in schizophrenia

Patrick W. Corrigan, Michael F. Green, Rosemary Toomey

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Abstract

Previous research has examined social skill learning in schizophrenic patients in relation to information-processing deficits and psychiatric symptoms. Relationships were examined in the current report between social cue perception, thought to be an early and necessary component of skill learning, and various information-processing deficits and psychiatric symptoms. Twenty-six inpatients with DSM-III-R diagnoses of schizophrenia completed measures of social cue perception, cognitive functioning, and psychiatric symptoms. Results showed that cue perception was significantly related to measures of early visual processing, recognition memory, and psychiatric symptoms of withdrawal/retardation Implications of these findings for future research into the social-perceptual deficits of schizophrenic patients are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-151
Number of pages11
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume53
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1994
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgments. The authors thank Sally MacKain, Patty Parlier-Cook, and Daniel Storzbach for help in data collection. The sample was obtained through the excellent cooperation of the staff and administration of Camarillo State Hospital. Funding for this project came from a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to Dr. Green (MH-43292). Diagnostic training and symptom assessmentw ere supported by NIMH Clinical Research Grant MH-30911 (R.P. Liberman, principal investigator). The software for the Continuous Performance Test and the Span of Apprehension was developed by Drs. Keith Nuechterlein and Robert Asarnow with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Network for Risk and Protective factors in Major Mental Disorders.

Keywords

  • Social skills training
  • information processing
  • psychiatric symptoms
  • rehabilitation

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