Journal article

Cognitive and emotional empathy in individuals at clinical high risk of psychosis.

C Montag, L Brandt, A Lehmann, W De Millas, P Falkai, W Gaebel, A Hasan, M Hellmich, B Janssen, G Juckel, A Karow, J Klosterkötter, M Lambert, W Maier, H Müller, V Pützfeld, F Schneider, H Stützer, T Wobrock, IB Vernaleken Show all

Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Impairments of social cognition are considered core features of schizophrenia and are established predictors of social functioning. However, affective aspects of social cognition including empathy have far less been studied than its cognitive dimensions. The role of empathy in the development of schizophrenia remains largely elusive. METHODS: Emotional and cognitive empathy were investigated in large sample of 120 individuals at Clinical High Risk of Psychosis (CHR-P) and compared with 50 patients with schizophrenia and 50 healthy controls. A behavioral empathy assessment, the Multifaceted Empathy Test, was implemented, and associations of empathy with cognition, social functioni..

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