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

  title={Learning and memory impairment in cocaine-dependent and comorbid schizophrenic patients},
  author={M. Serper and A. Bergman and M. Copersino and J. C. Chou and R. Cancro},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
  • M. Serper, A. Bergman, +2 authors R. Cancro
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychiatry Research
  • 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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