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Vol 13, No 2 (2016)
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The impact of cognitive function to deal with the problems of everyday life in schizophrenia

Anna Mosiołek, Jacek Gierus
Psychiatria 2016;13(2):98-104.

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Vol 13, No 2 (2016)
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Abstract

Cognitive function, as related with information processing in the brain, are essential for the functioning of patients with mental illness. You can easily imagine how many features require participation in a call: the brain must be capable of analysing short beeps, their synthesis into words, the ability to maintain in memory the longer phrases, reference them to the experience of the past, must have sufficient durability and selectivity of attention and the ability of intentionally directing the conversation. All of these seemingly simple tasks are significantly impaired in schizophrenia. Numerous studies show that the existence of cognitive deficits is correlated with psychosocial functioning and cooperation in therapy. That is why the identification of cognitive deficits and conducting cognitive function training is particularly important for patients with schizophrenia. Numerous studies show that systematic work can improve flexibility of cognitive functions, memory, concentration and executive functions which will result into an improvement in patient functioning and better cooperation.

Abstract

Cognitive function, as related with information processing in the brain, are essential for the functioning of patients with mental illness. You can easily imagine how many features require participation in a call: the brain must be capable of analysing short beeps, their synthesis into words, the ability to maintain in memory the longer phrases, reference them to the experience of the past, must have sufficient durability and selectivity of attention and the ability of intentionally directing the conversation. All of these seemingly simple tasks are significantly impaired in schizophrenia. Numerous studies show that the existence of cognitive deficits is correlated with psychosocial functioning and cooperation in therapy. That is why the identification of cognitive deficits and conducting cognitive function training is particularly important for patients with schizophrenia. Numerous studies show that systematic work can improve flexibility of cognitive functions, memory, concentration and executive functions which will result into an improvement in patient functioning and better cooperation.

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Keywords

cognition, schizophrenia, functioning

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Title

The impact of cognitive function to deal with the problems of everyday life in schizophrenia

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 13, No 2 (2016)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

98-104

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2016;13(2):98-104.

Keywords

cognition
schizophrenia
functioning

Authors

Anna Mosiołek
Jacek Gierus

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