Thanh PL1, Najolia GM1, Minor KS2, Cohen AS3.
Psychiatry Res. 2016 Dec 20;248:98-104. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.12.025. [Epub ahead of print]Semantically incoherent speech is a pernicious clinical feature of serious mental illness (SMI). The precise mechanisms underlying this deficit remain unclear. Prior studies have found that arousal of negative emotion exaggerates the severity of these communication disturbances; this has been coined "affective reactivity". Recent research suggests that "cognitive reactivity" may also occur, namely reflecting reduced "on-line" cognitive resources in SMI. Read More