The relationship between insight and autobiographical memory for emotional events in schizophrenia Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The relation of episodic and semantic memory for emotional- (positive, negative) and neutral-valenced autobiographical events to illness insight was examined in individuals with schizophrenia. Reduced recall of episodic details for negative events was significantly associated with impaired awareness of having a past mental disorder and its social consequences. Deficits in episodic memory for negative autobiographical events may underlie impaired insight in schizophrenia.

authors

  • MacDougall, Arlene G
  • McKinnon, Margaret
  • Herdman, Katherine A
  • King, Matthew J
  • Kiang, Michael

publication date

  • March 2015