Cognition, schizophrenia, and the atypical antipsychotic drugs.

  title={Cognition, schizophrenia, and the atypical antipsychotic drugs.},
  author={Herbert Y Meltzer and Sohee Park and Rodger Kessler},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={96 24},
The Cognitive Deficit in Schizophrenia Schizophrenia was originally called dementia praecox by Emil Kraepelin, the great 19th century psychiatric nosologist, who coined the term to categorize a group of young psychotic patients who went on to develop dementia. A decade later, Eugen Bleuler, noting that most patients who had similar psychotic and affective features did not become severely demented, renamed the illness schizophrenia and in the process decreased the central importance of cognitive… CONTINUE READING


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