Facial emotion recognition deficits: The new face of schizophrenia

Rishikesh V. Behere

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Abstract

Schizophrenia has been classically described to have positive, negative, and cognitive symptom dimension. Emerging evidence strongly supports a fourth dimension of social cognitive symptoms with facial emotion recognition deficits (FERD) representing a new face in our understanding of this complex disorder. FERD have been described to be one among the important deficits in schizophrenia and could be trait markers for the disorder. FERD are associated with socio-occupational dysfunction and hence are of important clinical relevance. This review discusses FERD in schizophrenia, challenges in its assessment in our cultural context, its implications in understanding neurobiological mechanisms and clinical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-235
Number of pages7
JournalIndian Journal of Psychiatry
Volume57
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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