Original Articles

European archives of psychiatry and neurological sciences

, Volume 239, Issue 6, pp 366-369

First online:

Reduction of schizophrenic deficits by cognitive training: An evaluative study

  • Robert OlbrichAffiliated withCentral Institute of Mental Health
  • , Lutz MussgayAffiliated withCentral Institute of Mental Health

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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 deficits Schizophrenics Cognitive training Controlled trial