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Cognitive impairment in schizophrenia

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O'Carroll R (2000) Cognitive impairment in schizophrenia. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 6, pp. 161-168. https://doi.org/10.1192/apt.6.3.161

Abstract
First paragraph: "My whole mental power has disappeared, I have sunk intellectually below the level of a beast"(a patient with schizophrenia, quoted by Kraepelin, 1919, p. 25). Traditionally, significant cognitive impairment was thought to be evident only in elderly deteriorated patients with schizophrenia. However, over the past 25 years, evidence has accrued to challenge this view. It is becoming evident that marked cognitive impairment is, in fact, the norm and often pre-dates the illness. The recent literature has attempted to characterise the prevalence, degree and nature of neuropsychological abnormality in schizophrenia. In this brief review, I will attempt to summarise the current state of knowledge with regard to cognitive impairment in schizophrenia.

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Output Type: Editorial

Journal
Advances in Psychiatric Treatment: Volume 6

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2000
PublisherThe Royal College of Psychiatrists
ISSN1355-5146

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Professor Ronan O'Carroll
Professor Ronan O'Carroll

Professor, Psychology

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