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Kobzova M.P. Cognitive disturbances and the problem of social disadaptation in schizophrenia

Full text in Russian: Кобзова М.П. Когнитивные нарушения и проблема социальной дезадаптации при шизофрении
Mental Health Research Centre, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia

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The present review covers last decade investigations of social disadaptation in schizophrenics. It is shown that social disadaptation in schizophrenics may be a result of misinterpretation of socially relevant signals that manifests in their thought characteristics. This misinterpretation may be due to the fact that patients with schizophrenia process visual, auditory and tactile information in a peculiar way as supported by psychophysiological, neurophysiological and morphological data. Complex of psychological abnormalities which lead to social disadaptation can be recognized before the disease onset. This makes possible an early start of medical intervention targeting the deficit of social functioning.

Keywords: schizophrenia, social adaptation, cognitive disturbances, thought disorder, neurobiological markers


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Received 10 December 2011. Date of publication: 27 April 2012.

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Kobzova Maria P. Junior Research Associate, Mental Health Research Center, Russian Academy of Medical Science, Kashirskoe shosse, 34, 115522 Moscow, Russia.
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Kobzova M.P. Cognitive disturbances and the problem of social disadaptation in schizophrenia. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2012, No. 2(22), p. 10. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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