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Studying and treating schizophrenia using virtual reality: a new paradigm.

Abstract:

Understanding schizophrenia requires consideration of patients' interactions in the social world. Misinterpretation of other peoples' behavior is a key feature of persecutory ideation. The occurrence and intensity of hallucinations is affected by the social context. Negative symptoms such as anhedonia, asociality, and blunted affect reflect difficulties in social interactions. Withdrawal and avoidance of other people is frequent in schizophrenia, leading to isolation and rumination. The use o...

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10.1093/schbul/sbn020

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
Schizophrenia bulletin
Volume:
34
Issue:
4
Pages:
605-610
Publication date:
2008-07-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1745-1701
ISSN:
0586-7614
URN:
uuid:a87fb78f-c701-4d8e-9caa-5bb21c454be0
Source identifiers:
180510
Local pid:
pubs:180510

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