Similar levels of social cognitive impairment in schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders

Takeaway

  • There are no significant differences in emotion processing or theory of mind between people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders and those with autism spectrum disorder.

Why this matters

    Schizophrenia spectrum disorders and autism spectrum disorder both feature social cognitive deficits. These important findings are a significant step towards better understanding of shared pathways across these disorders and could improve diagnosis and treatment.