Cognitive decline in schizophrenia from childhood to midlife: a 33-year longitudinal birth cohort study.

@article{Kremen2010CognitiveDI,
  title={Cognitive decline in schizophrenia from childhood to midlife: a 33-year longitudinal birth cohort study.},
  author={William S. Kremen and Sophia Vinogradov and John H Poole and Catherine Schaefer and Raymond Deicken and Pam Factor-Litvak and A. Sloman Brown},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2010},
  volume={118 1-3},
  pages={1-5}
}
BACKGROUND We examined cognitive deficits before and after onset of schizophrenia in a longitudinal study that: 1) covers a long time interval; 2) minimizes test unreliability by including the identical measure at both childhood and post-onset cognitive assessments; and 3) minimizes bias by utilizing a population-based sample in which participants were selected neither for signs of illness in childhood nor for being at risk for schizophrenia. METHODS Participants in the present study… CONTINUE READING