Acta Psychopathologica Open Access

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The Phenomenological Experience of Schizophrenia and Affective Function

Gregory Jurenec

This article proposes that the traditional presumption of affective dysfunction or dysregulation in schizophrenia may not be entirely accurate. Rather, it is argued, the experience of cognitive and perceptual symptoms, coupled with the individual’s perception of the challenges associated with their condition may provide a richer and more useful understanding of the emotional experience and expression of persons dealing with schizophrenia. Some of the important implications of this view are discussed in regard to therapy and other interventions.