Cognitive enhancement therapy for schizophrenia

Published: October, 2010

Used early on, this hybrid therapy may improve mental and social functioning.

Difficulties in thinking and socializing, known as "negative" symptoms, often develop in patients with schizophrenia and typically persist even after hallucinations, delusions, and other "positive" symptoms of the disorder are under control. Various types of cognitive remediation therapies exist to improve mental and social functioning, but most have been studied only in patients with chronic schizophrenia.

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