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Tools for the assessment of executive functions in patients suffering from schizophrenia

Anna Mosiołek, Aleksandra Mazurek, Jacek Gierus
Psychiatria 2018;15(2):93-98.

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Abstract

The term executive functions (EF) is used to refer to the control processes associated with complex goal-directed behavior
(selection, initiation, execution and monitoring of behavioral and emotional responses). It is believed that these deficits
are responsible for the worse functioning of patients with schizophrenia. Therefore, early diagnosis of the problem and
development of rehabilitation strategies can bring significant clinical benefits in this group of patients. This article is an
overview of more interesting methods used in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of cognitive disorders.

Abstract

The term executive functions (EF) is used to refer to the control processes associated with complex goal-directed behavior
(selection, initiation, execution and monitoring of behavioral and emotional responses). It is believed that these deficits
are responsible for the worse functioning of patients with schizophrenia. Therefore, early diagnosis of the problem and
development of rehabilitation strategies can bring significant clinical benefits in this group of patients. This article is an
overview of more interesting methods used in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of cognitive disorders.

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Keywords

schizophrenia, executive functions, diagnostics

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Title

Tools for the assessment of executive functions in patients suffering from schizophrenia

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 15, No 2 (2018)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

93-98

Published online

2018-06-27

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2018;15(2):93-98.

Keywords

schizophrenia
executive functions
diagnostics

Authors

Anna Mosiołek
Aleksandra Mazurek
Jacek Gierus

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