Research by Josef Parnas and others has resulted in the Examination of Anomalous Experience, a philosophical structure for examining cognitive disorders. The research, between philosophers, neuroscientists, and psychiatrists indicates commonalities of disordered thought, especially anomalous self-experience. The EASE is designed to be used as a treatment aid for educating psychiatrists on how to recognize and respond to patients attempting to explain their thought disorder symptoms.
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