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Social Cognition and Metacognition in Schizophrenia. Psychopathology and Treatment Approaches

  • Book
  • October 2018
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5341955

Deficits in social cognition and metacognition in schizophrenics makes it difficult for them to understand the speech, facial expressions and hence emotion and intention of others, as well as allowing little insight into their own mental state. These deficits are associated with poor social skills, fewer social relationships, and are predictive of poorer performance in a work setting. Social Cognition and Metacognition in Schizophrenia reviews recent research advances focusing on the precise nature of these deficits, when and how they manifest themselves, what their effect is on the course of schizophrenia, and how each can be treated. These deficits may themselves be why schizophrenia is so difficult to resolve; by focusing on the deficits, recovery may be quicker and long lasting.

This book discusses such deficits in early onset, first episode, and prolonged schizophrenia; how the deficits relate to each other and to other forms of psychopathology; how the deficits affect social, psychological, and vocational functioning; and how best to treat the deficits in either individual or group settings.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Neurobiological Underpinnings of Social Cognition and Metacognition in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders Elliot C. Brown, Cumhur Tas, Cristina Gonzalez, and Martin Brüne Chapter 2 Cross-Cultural Aspects of Social Cognitive Abilities in Schizophrenia Katja Koelkebeck and Christine Wilhelm Chapter 3 Social Cognition During the Early Phase of Schizophrenia Amanda McCleery, William P. Horan, and Michael F. Green Chapter 4 Empathy Birgit Derntl and Christina Regenbogen Chapter 5 Memory-Related Metacognition in Patients with Schizophrenia Elisabeth Bacon and Marie Izaute Chapter 6 Metacognition in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders: Methods of Assessment and Associations with Psychosocial Function, Neurocognition, Symptoms, and Cognitive Style Paul H. Lysaker, Jaclyn Hillis, Bethany L. Leonhardt, Marina Kukla, and Kelly D. Buck Chapter 7 The Impact of Metacognition on the Development and Maintenance of Negative Symptoms Hamish McLeod, Andrew Gumley, and Matthias Schwannauer Chapter 8 Metacognition as a Framework to Understanding the Occurrence of Aggression and Violence in Patients with Schizophrenia Sune Bo, Ahmad Abu-Akel, and Mickey Kongerslev Chapter 9 Social Cognition and Interaction Training: The Role of Metacognition João M. Fernandes and David L. Roberts Chapter 10 An Overview of Social Cognitive Treatment Interventions Dennis R. Combs, Emily Drake, and Michael R. Basso Chapter 11 Metacognitive Training and Therapy: An Individualized and Group Intervention for Psychosis Todd S. Woodward, Ryan Balzan, Mahesh Menon, and Steffen Moritz Chapter 12 Metacognitively Focused Psychotherapy for People with Schizophrenia: Eight Core Elements that Define Practice Paul H. Lysaker, Kelly D. Buck, Bethany L. Leonhardt, Benjamin Buck, Jay Hamm, Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon, Jennifer L. Vohs, and Giancarlo Dimaggio Chapter 13 Adapted-Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy Applied to Paranoid Schizophrenia: Promoting Higher Levels of Reflection on One's and Others' Minds, Awareness of Interpersonal Schemas, Differentiation and Mastery of Social Problems Giampaolo Salvatore, Raffaele Popolo, Paul H. Lysaker, Paolo Ottavi, Nadia Di Sturco, and Giancarlo Dimaggio Chapter 14 Triumphs and Tribulations in the Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia: Reflections from a Pilot Study of Metacognitive Narrative Psychotherapy Rebecca Bargenquast and Robert D. Schweitzer Chapter 15 A Mentalization-Based Treatment Approach to Disturbances of Social Understanding in Schizophrenia Benjamin K. Brent and Peter Fonagy Chapter 16 The Relationship Between Metacognitive Profile, Attachment Pattern, and Intersubjective Process in Psychotherapy of a Person Recovering from First Episode Schizophrenia Susanne Harder and Sarah Daniel Chapter 17 Metacognition-Oriented Social Skills Training Paolo Ottavi, Manuela Pasinetti, Raffaele Popolo, Giampaolo Salvatore, Paul H. Lysaker, and Giancarlo Dimaggio Chapter 18 Experimental Usage of Oxytocin to Combat Deficits in Social Cognition in Schizophrenia Cumhur Tas, Elliot C. Brown, Cristina Gonzalez, and Martin Brüne Chapter 19 Social Cognition and Metacognition in Schizophrenia: Research to Date and Directions for the Future Paul H. Lysaker, Giancarlo Dimaggio, and Martin Brüne


Paul Lysaker Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN, USA. Giancarlo Dimaggio Centro di Terapia Metacognitiva Interpersonale, Rome, Italy. Martin Brune LWL-University Hospital, University of Bochum, Germany.