Social cognition and quality of life in schizophrenia

Schizophrenia Research, 03/23/2012

The authors' study indicates that social cognition is associated with quality of life (QOL) in schizophrenia. Theory of mind rather than emotion perception is associated with QOL, and this association is moderated by schizophrenia symptoms. In particular, patients with relatively unimpaired theory of mind and more severe schizophrenia symptoms have poor QOL and could therefore benefit from therapeutic intervention.

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