Cognitive Enhancement in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders
Schizophrenia and related psychiatric disorders can be highly disabling. Deficits in cognition, involving skills such as attention, problem solving and social understanding are core symptoms of many psychiatric disorders, which greatly impact the quality of life of patients. New research demonstrates the evidence for cognitive enhancement therapies, capable of relieving these deficits. This book explores the evidence for cognitive enhancement therapies and their mode of action, making recommendations for individualized implementation strategies. The topics covered include computer-based exercises, psychotherapeutic group activities, and pharmacological interventions. This book is designed to serve the needs of practicing clinicians, researchers, and mental health students. It is packed full of illustrations and case vignettes from the author’s own practice and includes an up-to-date bibliography of the major works in this field.
- Fills a gap in the literature on cognitive deficits and the rationale and principles for treating them in schizophrenia and related disorders
- Provides practical guidelines for assessment and treatment of cognitive impairments in schizophrenia and related disorders
- Educates clinicians, trainees and researchers on the neuroscience basis of cognition, cognitive deficits and cognitive rehabilitation
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