Cognitive impairment in adolescents with schizophrenia.

  title={Cognitive impairment in adolescents with schizophrenia.},
  author={John T Kenny and Lee Friedman and Robert L. Findling and Thomas P Swales and Milton E. Strauss and John A. Jesberger and S. Charles Schulz},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={154 11},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether adolescent schizophrenia is characterized by neuropsychological deficits. METHOD The performance on a battery of neuropsychological tests of 17 adolescents with schizophrenia (mean age = 15.71 years) was compared with that of 17 normal adolescents (mean age = 15.12 years). RESULTS Compared with the normal subjects, the patients were impaired on 10 of the 13 measures; larger effect sizes were shown for measures involving working… CONTINUE READING