The diametric model of the mind is distinctive in proposing that mentalizing varies along a continuum stretching from extreme autistic deficit on one side to equally extreme psychotic excess on the other. An obvious implication is that tests of mentalizing should reveal pathology at both extremes by comparison to normal. But the problem for the diametric model, as a recent paper recognizes, is that you need to be able to distinguish between not simply pathological and n

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