Autobiographical memory deficits in schizophrenia

Wood, N., Brewin, C.R. and McLeod, H.J. (2006) Autobiographical memory deficits in schizophrenia. Cognition and Emotion, 20(3-4), pp. 536-547. (doi: 10.1080/02699930500342472)

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This study investigated autobiographical memory processes in a group of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and matched controls. The schizophrenia group displayed an overgeneral style of autobiographical memory retrieval on two widely used measures, and displayed problems retrieving both autobiographical facts and events. They showed a specific impairment in the recall of autobiographical events and facts in early adulthood, around the time of onset of their illness. Retrieval deficits were independent of mood state and premorbid intellectual functioning. The magnitude of the deficits in autobiographical memory retrieval specificity were considerably greater than any general impairments in episodic and working memory.

Item Type:Articles
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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McLeod, Professor Hamish
Authors: Wood, N., Brewin, C.R., and McLeod, H.J.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Cognition and Emotion
ISSN (Online):1464-0600

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