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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 217-223

Third-person diagnostic interview on the cognitive insight level of psychotic patients with an insight at the denial level


1 Department of Clinical Psychology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Psychiatry, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mahsa Mehdizadeh
Department of Clinical Psychology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.183088

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Objectives: According to the previous findings, the third-person technique improved the clinical insight of psychotic patients, therefore the present study aims to examine the effect of a third-person interview compared to a first-person interview on the level of cognitive insight of psychotic patients with an insight at the denial level. Materials and Methods: In this study, using interviews and questionnaires, a total number of 44 patients of Razi Psychiatric Educational and Treatment Center with an insight at the denial level being assessed using diagnostic interviews were divided randomly into two groups. Then, the two groups of patients' cognitive insights were evaluated using Beck Cognitive Insight Scale. Results: The findings indicated that in psychotic patients with an insight at the denial level, the third-person technique of interview compared to the first-person had little effect on the improvement of overall cognitive insight and its components, including self-reflection and self-assurance; however, this effect was not strong enough to make a significant difference between the two groups of patients. Conclusion: According to the study findings, we can conclude that the third-person interview compared to the first-person interview has no effect on the improvement of the cognitive insight of psychotic patients with an insight at the denial level. This finding is consistent with the previous studies indicating that although the theory of mind has some correlations with the clinical insight of patients, it has no effect on their cognitive insight.


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