Remediation of attention deficits in chronic schizophrenic patients: a preliminary study.

Abstract

This study investigated the utility of cognitive retraining procedures in the treatment of schizophrenia. Twenty in-patients were matched on reaction time and assigned to one of three groups: experimental-treatment, attention-placebo and no-treatment control. Subjects participating in the experimental attention-training programme exhibited significantly greater reaction-time improvement than controls. The data suggest that practice on cognitive tasks can improve the attentional performance of chronic schizophrenic patients.

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@article{Benedict1989RemediationOA, title={Remediation of attention deficits in chronic schizophrenic patients: a preliminary study.}, author={Ralph H. B. Benedict and Ashley E. Harris}, journal={The British journal of clinical psychology}, year={1989}, volume={28 ( Pt 2)}, pages={187-8} }