Masking impairments in schizophrenia and schizotypal personality disorder

Glessia Matar, Anchal Garg, Alejandro Morris, Shadi Gray, Pedja Ilic, Daniel Miezah, Ahmed A. Moustafa

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In this chapter, studies analyzing perceptual impairment in schizophrenia and schizotypal personality disorder are reviewed. Schizophrenia is characterized by delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking or behavior (including abnormal motor behavior), and negative symptoms. On the other hand, a schizotypal personality disorder is a pervasive pattern of social and interpersonal deficits marked by acute discomfort, reduced capacity for close relationships, cognitive or perceptual impairments, and behavioral eccentricities. Moreover, the commonalities and differences found in the pattern of perceptual and backward masking impairments between these two groups are highlighted in this chapter. Lastly, we summarize the gaps and limitations of previous studies, which will become the focus of future research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCognitive and Behavioral Dysfunction in Schizophrenia
EditorsAhmed A. Moustafa
PublisherAcademic Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780128200056
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


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