“Although negative symptoms are a barrier to recovery,” says a study in The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, “little is understood about the psychological processes that reinforce and sustain them.” The study finds that among 99 adults with schizophrenia spectrum diagnoses, the significant impact of social withdrawal and emotion recognition deficits on negative symptoms in people became nonsignificant when compared with personal narrative integrity as a mediating factor.
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