European archives of psychiatry and neurological sciences

, Volume 239, Issue 6, pp 366–369

Reduction of schizophrenic deficits by cognitive training: An evaluative study

  • Robert Olbrich
  • Lutz Mussgay
Original Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF01734543

Cite this article as:
Olbrich, R. & Mussgay, L. Eur Arch Psychiatr Neurol Sci (1990) 239: 366. doi:10.1007/BF01734543


The significance of training programmes was assessed in reducing cognitive deficits in schizophrenics. In a controlled clinical trial, which included 15 experimental and 15 comparison subjects, training was shown to be effective with regard to more complex cognitive functions rather than on an elementary level. Results are discussed with regard to theoretical and practical implications.

Key words

Neuropsychological deficitsSchizophrenicsCognitive trainingControlled trial

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© Springer-Verlag 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Olbrich
    • 1
  • Lutz Mussgay
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Institute of Mental HealthMannheim 1Germany