TITLE

COGNITIVE INSIGHT IN SCHIZOPHRENIA - A NEW CONCEPT

AUTHOR(S)
Crisan, Cătălina Angela; Macrea, Rodica
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Clujul Medical;Dec2009, Vol. 82 Issue 4, p480
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Lack of insight has been accepted as one of the most important features of schizophrenia. Percentages between 50 and 80% of the patients have been shown to be partially or totally lacking insight into the presence of their mental disorder. Illness-oriented insight is focused on the patients' capacity and willingness to accept their symptoms (delusions, hallucinations, thought disorder and negative symptoms) are due to mental illness and require treatment. Previously, insight in psychosis had been observed as a categorical concept. However, more recent authors define insight as a multidimensional concept. A new concept, cognitive insight, was proposed by Aaron T. Beck. He defined it as the reduced capacity of patients to reflect rationally on their anomalous experiences and to recognize that their conclusions are incorrect. To measure cognitive insight, he developed the Beck Cognitive Insight scale (BCIS).
ACCESSION #
47121780

 

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