Episodic future thinking

What is episodic future thinking in schizophrenia?

Episodic future thinking refers to thought processes that contribute to the mental construction, imagination or simulation of possible future events. Episodic future thinking plays a role in planning, problem-solving, coping, regulating emotional states and goal-motivated behaviour.

What is the evidence for episodic future thinking?

Moderate to low quality evidence suggests a large effect of poorer detail and specificity of episodic future thinking in people with schizophrenia compared to controls.

March 2022

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Last updated at: 2:12 pm, 15th March 2022
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