Theory of mind and social functioning in first episode psychosis

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serval:BIB_459BDBBCF1ED
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Theory of mind and social functioning in first episode psychosis
Journal
Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
Author(s)
Sullivan S., Herzig D.A., Mohr C., Lewis G., Corcoran R., Drake R., Evans J.
ISSN
1354-6805
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
18
Number
3
Pages
219-242
Language
english
Abstract
There is evidence of associations between social functioning and
theory of mind performance and between social functioning and negative
symptoms in chronic psychosis. This study investigates these associations in those
with first episode psychosis who are unaffected by factors related to long-term
mental illness. Our first hypothesis states that there is an association between theory
of mind and social functioning. The second hypothesis states that there is no association between symptoms of psychosis and social functioning. Methods. Fifty-two individuals with first episode psychosis were assessed for social functioning, theory of mind ability (using the Hinting test with verbal stimuli and the Visual Cartoon test with pictorial stimuli), and symptoms of psychosis. Multivariable logistic regression was used to examine associations. Results. Social functioning and theory of mind were associated when measured by the Hinting test (OR 1.70, 95% CI 1.08, 2.66), but not with the Visual Cartoon test (ToM jokes OR 0.61, 95% CI 0.15, 2.53). There was no association between social functioning and symptoms (psychotic symptoms; OR 0.95, 95% CI 0.81, 1.12; selected negative symptoms; OR 1.33, 95% CI 0.78, 2.25). Conclusions. Theory of mind assessed by verbal stimuli is associated with social functioning in a population with first episode psychosis. These findings may be related to language disorders in psychosis.
Keywords
First episode psychosis, Psychotic and negative symptoms, Schizophrenia, Social functioning, Theory of mind
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