Cognition in schizophrenia

Impairments, determinants, and functional importance

Christopher R. Bowie, Philip D Harvey

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Abstract

Recent findings support and add to earlier findings of cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia. Deficits across neurocognitive domains such as attention, working memory, language skills, and executive functioning tend to be moderate, with the most pronounced deficits found in verbal learning and memory. All these neurocognitive domains are related to adaptive and social skills, with executive functions and verbal learning and memory showing more variance across more domains than other neurocognitive variables. Negative symptoms and neurocognitive domains, although correlated, are distinct and have differential pathways of change with treatment. General psychopathology symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, may become important treatment targets as strategies are developed for translating cognitive enhancement to real-world functional performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-633
Number of pages21
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume28
Issue number3 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Verbal Learning
Cognition
Schizophrenia
Executive Function
Psychopathology
Short-Term Memory
Language
Anxiety
Depression
Therapeutics
Cognitive Dysfunction
Social Skills

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Cognition in schizophrenia : Impairments, determinants, and functional importance. / Bowie, Christopher R.; Harvey, Philip D.

In: Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 28, No. 3 SPEC. ISS., 01.09.2005, p. 613-633.

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