The Specificity of Paranoia and Uncertainty

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      • Belief Updating and Paranoia in Individuals With Schizophrenia
        Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and NeuroimagingVol. 7Issue 11
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          Persecutory delusions are among the most common delusions in schizophrenia and represent the extreme end of the paranoia continuum. Paranoia is accompanied by significant worry and distress. Identifying cognitive mechanisms underlying paranoia is critical for advancing treatment. We hypothesized that aberrant belief updating, which is related to paranoia in human and animal models, would also contribute to persecutory beliefs in individuals with schizophrenia.
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