Social inference in individuals at clinical high risk for psychosis Academic Article uri icon

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  • AIM: Social cognition impairment is a hallmark of schizophrenia and contains multiple domains. The domain of social inference has been relatively understudied in schizophrenia and its risk states. METHODS: Social inference was assessed in 60 clinical high-risk (CHR) patients and 28 healthy control subjects, using the video social inference task. We hypothesized a deficit in social inference in CHR participants and examined predictive value for psychosis transition. RESULTS: Social inference was positively associated with increasing age. Social inference did not differ significantly between CHR patients and controls, or predict transition to psychosis. CONCLUSIONS: Few studies have examined social inference of individuals at clinical high risk for psychosis, and findings have been inconclusive. Additional studies using a variety of measures of social inference in CHR participants are recommended.


  • Gill, Kelly E
  • Cressman, Victoria
  • Poe, Sarah Lucy
  • Steinfeld, Sara
  • Ben-David, Shelly
  • G. Keilp, John
  • Moore, Holly
  • Turkstra, Lyn
  • Corcoran, Cheryl

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  • February 2016