American Journal of Psychiatry

October 2019: Cognitive Change in Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses

October 2019: Cognitive Change in Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses

Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Abraham Reichenberg, Ph.D., about his research on cognitive decline after the first episode of schizophrenia and other psychoses. Why previous research has not been able to map the course of cognitive change among people who have serious mental illness [1:50] Whether a decline in patients’ cognition occurs after a first diagnosis [3:53] Whether a decline occurs in multiple cognitive domains [4:40] Whether a decline in cognition is unique to schizophrenia, or if it is common to other types of psychosis [5:31] Aspects of the study that are relevant for researchers, clinicians, and other mental health professionals [6:15] Implications of the findings [7:01]   Be sure to let your colleagues know about the podcast, and please rate and review it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you listen to it. Listen to other podcasts produced by the American Psychiatric Association. Browse articles online. Also visit the online edition of this month’s Journal to watch a video of Deputy Editor Daniel S. Pine, M.D., present highlights from the issue. Follow the Journal on Twitter. E-mail us at  

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