Cognitive explanations for Schizophrenia

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So I have been struggling to find some resource to explain the cognitive explanations for both delusions and hallucinations. Can anybody explain it perhaps in simpler terms? Thanks
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So I have been struggling to find some resource to explain the cognitive explanations for both delusions and hallucinations. Can anybody explain it perhaps in simpler terms? Thanks
One cognitive explanation is the dysfunction of metarepresenation, where the person can't recognise whether their actions and thoughts are being carried out by themselves or someone else, therefore causing delusions or hallucinations.
There is also Central Control, and Auditory Selective Attention but these are explanations of negative symptoms like speech poverty
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One cognitive explanation is the dysfunction of metarepresenation, where the person can't recognise whether their actions and thoughts are being carried out by themselves or someone else, therefore causing delusions or hallucinations.
There is also Central Control, and Auditory Selective Attention but these are explanations of negative symptoms like speech poverty
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So I have been struggling to find some resource to explain the cognitive explanations for both delusions and hallucinations. Can anybody explain it perhaps in simpler terms? Thanks
Hi!!

Cognitive explanations of schizophrenia have found evidence of dysfunctional thought processing in people with schizophrenia.

Cognitive explanations of delusions
State that the patient's interpretation of their experiences are controlled by inadequate information processing, with a critical characteristic being ego-centric bias- manifested in a patient's tendency to relate irrelevant events to themselves and consequently arrive at false conclusions

Cognitive explanations of hallucinations
Suggest patients focus excessive attention on auditory stimuli (hyper-vigilance) and so have a higher expectancy for the occurrence of a voice than normal individuals.

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