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Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) is a novel rehabilitation approach designed to improve neurocognitive abilities such as attention, memory and executive functioning. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effect of CRT on neurocognition, and secondarily on symptomatology and psychosocial functioning. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) was used(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of the study are twofold: (1) to compare semantic fluency, clustering and switching performance among subjects with memory complaints, patients with Alzheimer Disease (AD), and healthy controls; and (2) to examine the clinical utility of the clustering/switching scoring system in the prediction of incident AD in subjects with memory(More)
OBJECTIVE The identification of effective continuation and maintenance strategies for elderly patients with psychotic depression is a critical issue that has not been fully explored. The aim of this study was to assess the tolerability and efficacy of continuation/maintenance electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in elderly patients with psychotic depression(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify neuropsychological markers able to predict evolution towards dementia, through the detection of differential neuropsychological characteristics in a group of subjects complaining of memory loss, in a longitudinal, two-year follow-up study. METHODS Longitudinal and retrospective comparisons of neuropsychological performance in: (a)(More)
While the role of impaired cognition in accounting for functional outcome in schizophrenia is generally established, the relationship between cognitive and functional change in the context of treatments is far from clear. The current paper tries to identify which cognitive changes lead to improvements in daily functioning among persons with chronic(More)
OBJECTIVES The proposals for classifying the transitional range between normal, ageing-associated cognitive dysfunctions and those suggestive of evolution towards dementia do not clarify whether the profiles are risk indicators of later cognitive impairment or represent preclinical phases of dementia. METHODS Retrospective study of the baseline(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate, in patients affected by an acute major depressive episode, what predictive value certain baseline psychopathological characteristics have with regard to expected therapeutic remission following biological antidepressant treatment (pharmacological/electroconvulsive; non-psychological). METHODS Six predefined psychopathological(More)