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INTRODUCTION Chronic schizophrenia patients have previously demonstrated performance deficits in contour integration tasks. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether schizophrenia patients, spanning a range of illness severity, would demonstrate responsiveness to manipulations that recruit top-down processing strategies involving learning and(More)
Neurocognitive deficits are believed to be important predictors of functional outcome in chronic psychotic disorders, but few supporting studies have utilized prospective designs and adequate control. The aim of this study was to estimate the relative influence of symptoms and neurocognitive deficits on the development of social behavior skills in a cohort(More)
It has been suggested that learning potential (LP), a patient's ability to benefit from training and practice, may mediate the relationship between cognition and functional outcome. Aims of this study were to (1) assess whether performance on a verbal memory-based measure of LP is associated with readiness for psychosocial rehabilitation; and (2) assess(More)
Impaired insight and neurocognitive deficits are commonly seen in schizophrenia. No study to date, however, has documented the relative influences of insight deficits, neurocognitive functioning, and psychotic symptoms on overall social adjustment in this population. This was done in a cohort of individuals recovering from acute exacerbations. Forty-six(More)
There are conflicting reports in the literature regarding the relationships among impaired insight, symptoms, and neurocognition in schizophrenia. The inconsistent findings likely reflect the multidimensionality of insight in this population, along with variations in study design. We examined 46 individuals with chronic schizophrenia or schizoaffective(More)
We investigated the course of adherence to medication recommendations in 162 patients with psychotic disorders in ambulatory treatment. Data were collected using the clinic's outcome assessment program, maximizing the generalizability of the study. Patients initially adherent to their medication regimens maintained their adherence for an average of 13.3(More)
OBJECTIVE As health information technology advances, efforts to use administrative data to inform real-time treatment planning for individuals are increasing, despite few empirical studies demonstrating that such administrative data predict subsequent clinical events. Medicaid claims for individuals with frequent psychiatric hospitalizations were examined(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this prospective, open-label, multicenter European clinical trial was to quantify the efficacy and safety of a spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system that utilizes high-frequency (up to 10 kHz) waveforms, which do not produce paresthesia, for the treatment of chronic, intractable pain of the back and/or limbs. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Several small-N, uncontrolled reports have demonstrated that the behavioral technique of attention shaping has significantly increased attention span among severely ill schizophrenia patients. METHOD In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of using an individually administered intervention for improving sustained attention, Attention(More)