Insight and schizophrenia

Peter F. Buckley, Samia Hasan, Lee Friedman, Cathleen Cerny

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Few clinical attributes, if any, have such a profound impact on the management of schizophrenia as that associated with lack of insight. Yet, despite its importance, the clinical correlates of lack of insight are poorly understood. In one present study of long-stay patients at a state facility, lack of insight showed modest associations with positive and negative symptoms and with diminished executive function on cognitive testing. Insight did not differ between patients receiving typical and atypical antipsychotic medications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-41
Number of pages3
JournalComprehensive Psychiatry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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