Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia: Characteristics, Assessment and Treatment

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Philip D. Harvey
Cambridge University Press, Jan 24, 2013 - Medical - 328 pages
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Although the precise mechanisms and pathways of schizophrenia remain something of a mystery, there is little dispute that cognitive deficits present as some of the clearest and most debilitating symptoms of the disease. This book describes the characteristics of cognitive deficits in schizophrenia, functional implications, the course of impairments, the genetic and biological contributions and reviews management options, including neuropsychological, psychological and pharmacological techniques. Chapters are written by leading experts in the field, in an accessible and highly informative style, ensuring the content is clinically relevant. State-of-the-art information about new developments in the treatment of related features of the illness, such as disability, is provided. The wide ranging focus of this volume will appeal to clinicians and academic researchers working with patients impaired by severe mental illness.
 

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Contents

Cognition as a central illness feature in schizophrenia
1
The multifaceted global cognitive impairment profile in schizophrenia
24
Comparative impairments across schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
50
Cognitive impairment and symptom dimensions in psychosis
69
Neurocognition and functional outcome in schizophrenia filling in the gaps
85
Cognition and work functioning in schizophrenia
98
Cognition and functional status in adult and older patients with schizophrenia
110
Social cognition and its relationship to neurocognition
126
Genetic influences on cognition in schizophrenia
161
Neurobiological determinants of cognition
176
Translational cognitive neuroscience of schizophrenia bridging neurocognitive and computational approaches toward understanding cognitive deficits
193
Assessment of cognition in schizophrenia treatment studies
231
Performancebased measures of functioning in schizophrenia
247
Pharmacological approaches to cognitive enhancement
266
Computerized cognitive training in schizophrenia current knowledge and future directions
284
Index
316

Cognitive functioning and awareness of illness in schizophrenia a review and metaanalysis
142

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Philip D. Harvey, PhD is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA.

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