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Theory of Mind and Emotional Awareness in Chronic Somatoform Pain Patients

Busch, Volker, Zunhammer, Matthias, Halski, Agnes and Eichhammer, Peter (2015) Theory of Mind and Emotional Awareness in Chronic Somatoform Pain Patients. PLoS ONE 2015 (10), e0140016.

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Objective The present study aimed at investigating whether chronic pain patients are impaired in Theory of Mind (ToM), or Emotional Awareness. Methods Thirty inpatients suffering from chronic somatoform pain, as well as thirty healthy controls matched for age, sex, and education were recruited. ToM abilities were measured using the Frith-Happé animation task, in which participants interpret ...


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Item type:Article
Date:7 October 2015
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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Article ID: e0140016Other
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:32921
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