Cognitive deficits in patients with schizophrenia: effects and treatment.


Journal Article (Review)

The average patient with schizophrenia performs on cognitive tests at the lowest 5% to 10% of the general population. Cognitive impairments impact patients on virtually every aspect of functioning, interfere with patients' ability to engage in real-world tasks, and affect long-term outcome. Therefore, cognitive deficits should be included in the diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia. Clinicians need to focus treatment options on helping patients to regain premorbid levels of cognitive functioning.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keefe, RSE

Published Date

  • 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 68 Suppl 14 /

Start / End Page

  • 8 - 13

PubMed ID

  • 18284272

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18284272

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1555-2101


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States