Social cognition in schizophrenia: An NIMH workshop on definitions, assessment, and research opportunities

Michael F. Green, David L. Penn, Richard Bentall, William T. Carpenter, Wolfgang Gaebel, Ruben C. Gur, Ann M. Kring, Sohee Park, Steven M. Silverstein, Robert Heinssen

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Abstract

Social cognition has become a high priority area for the study of schizophrenia. However, despite developments in this area, progress remains limited by inconsistent terminology and differences in the way social cognition is measured. To address these obstacles, a consensus-building meeting on social cognition in schizophrenia was held at the National Institute of Mental Health in March 2006. Agreement was reached on several points, including definitions of terms, the significance of social cognition for schizophrenia research, and suggestions for future research directions. The importance of translational interdisciplinary research teams was emphasized. The current article presents a summary of these discussions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1211-1220
Number of pages10
JournalSchizophrenia bulletin
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Keywords

  • NIMH
  • Schizophrenia
  • Social cognition

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    Green, M. F., Penn, D. L., Bentall, R., Carpenter, W. T., Gaebel, W., Gur, R. C., Kring, A. M., Park, S., Silverstein, S. M., & Heinssen, R. (2008). Social cognition in schizophrenia: An NIMH workshop on definitions, assessment, and research opportunities. Schizophrenia bulletin, 34(6), 1211-1220. https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbm145