Developed in conjunction with a panel of experts in the field of schizophrenia, this eBook aims to provide an overview of a core, yet often overlooked, feature of schizophrenia: cognitive impairment.
Cognitive impairment in schizophrenia is associated with poor functional outcomes. To help you better understand this condition, the expert clinicians featured in the eBook not only expound upon the prevalence, severity, and clinical course of cognitive impairment in schizophrenia, but they also illustrate how cognitive deficiencies translate into real-world community-functioning and skills-acquisition issues. Real-life experiences of patients with schizophrenia are depicted, and the reader can follow the clinical course of a composite patient from his first struggles with cognitive impairment in the prodromal period through the progression of the disease to chronic schizophrenia.
The eBook also describes how healthcare professionals can conduct cognitive testing in the clinical setting and elucidates some of the neurobiology underlying cognitive impairment in schizophrenia.