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Aspects of cognitive performance relating to Theory of Mind (ToM) among people diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) [Retraction]

Authors Altunbas FD, Onen Unsalver B , Yasar AB 

Received 16 August 2019

Accepted for publication 16 August 2019

Published 22 August 2019 Volume 2019:15 Pages 2415—2416


Altunbaş FD, Onen Unsalver B, Yasar AB. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2019;15:2015–2025.

At the request of the authors, the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment wish to retract the published article.

Concerns were raised to the Editor regarding the data and results reported in the article. The Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test (RMET) mean score reported in healthy controls and the PTSD group was 31 and 24, respectively. It was noted that while a mean score of 31 was exceptionally high for the 36-item version of the RMET, it was unbelievably high for the 32-item Turkish version the authors reportedly used for their study.


The authors also reported a similarly large effect for the Hinting task with means of 16.5 and 25.8 for the patient and healthy control group, respectively. Given the Hinting task has a score range of 0 (min) to 20 (max), a mean score of 25.8 for the healthy control group was not possible.

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