Journal article

An examination of sex differences in neurocognition and social cognition in first-episode psychosis

Haylee Danaher, Kelly Allott, Eoin Killackey, Robert Hester, Sue Cotton

PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Due to the dearth and conflicting findings of previous research, it is unclear whether males and females with first-episode psychosis (FEP) differ in their neurocognitive and social cognitive abilities. The aims of the current study were to investigate whether: (i) there are sex differences in neurocognition and social cognition among young people with FEP; and (ii) they resemble those observed in age-matched healthy controls. The current study involved secondary analysis of data from a previous study in which a large neurocognitive and social cognitive battery was administered to 146 individuals with FEP and 46 healthy controls aged 15-25 years. Seven two-way between-groups multivariate ana..

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