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Predictors of Community Outcome in Schizophrenia: The Factor Structure of Cognition and Functional Capacity
Cognition is considered a key predictor of community outcome in schizophrenia and is the target of an increasingly large number of pharmacological and behavioural interventions. The proliferation of functional capacity ...
Preserved, Deteriorated, and Premorbidly Impaired Patterns of Intellectual Ability in Schizophrenia
Objective: Although impaired general intellectual ability is a prevalent feature in schizophrenia, patterns suggesting preserved, deteriorated, and premorbidly impaired intellect have also been identified. The main purpose ...
Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder: One Condition or Two?
There is long-standing debate regarding whether or not schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder represent a single condition or two distinct disorders. Despite diagnostic criteria that differentiates these illnesses, ...
Conative Dysfunction in Schizophrenia: A New Empirically-Derived Framework
Conative dysfunction, defined as deficits in performing motivated or volitional action leading to the functional outcome of reduced goal-directed activity (RGDA), is explored as a fundamental and highly impairing aspect ...
Smoking Status, Cognition, and Neurobiology in Schizophrenia
Cognitive impairments are considered a core feature of schizophrenia. Nicotine has been suggested to have an effect on cognition in individuals with schizophrenia and in the general population. Since smoking status is ...