Researchers in Australia and the U.K. found that a basic disruption of the sense of ownership of one’s experience and a lack of self-agency differentiated 49 patients at “ultra high risk” for psychosis from 52 matched healthy controls. This finding, the researchers say, is of both diagnostic and theoretical value, “shedding light on core phenotypic features of schizophrenia spectrum pathology.:”
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