Learning and memory impairment in cocaine-dependent and comorbid schizophrenic patients.

  title={Learning and memory impairment in cocaine-dependent and comorbid schizophrenic patients.},
  author={Mark R. Serper and Andrea Thomas Bergman and Marc L. Copersino and James C-y Chou and Danielle Richarme and Robert Cancro},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  volume={93 1},
Impairments in verbal learning and memory functioning have been found to be cardinal features among individuals with schizophrenia as well as among non-schizophrenic cocaine abusers. Cognitive deficits in these areas, moreover, have been associated with poor treatment response and short-term outcome. Little is known, however, about the acute effects of cocaine abuse on schizophrenic patients' learning and memory functioning. Consequently, a potentially reversible and treatable source of… CONTINUE READING


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