Is There Evidence for Late Cognitive Decline in Chronic Schizophrenia?

  title={Is There Evidence for Late Cognitive Decline in Chronic Schizophrenia?},
  author={Jharna Nitin Shah and Salah U. Qureshi and Ali Jawaid and Paul E. Schulz},
  journal={Psychiatric Quarterly},
Schizophrenia (SZP) has been historically referred to as “dementia praecox” because of the recognition that its onset is associated with deficits in memory, attention and visuospatial orientation. We wondered whether there is evidence for additional cognitive decline late in the course of chronic SZP. This review examined the evidence (1) for cognitive decline late in the course of chronic SZP, (2) for how often the late cognitive decline occurs, and (3) whether the cognitive decline in late… 
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