Treatment of cognitive dysfunctions and behavioral deficits in schizophrenia.

  title={Treatment of cognitive dysfunctions and behavioral deficits in schizophrenia.},
  author={H D Brenner and Bettina Hodel and Volker Roder and Patrick William Corrigan},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  volume={18 1},
Integrated Psychological Therapy (IPT) is a structured intervention program that prescribes steps to remediate cognitive and behavioral dysfunctions that are characteristic of the psychopathology of schizophrenia. Evaluative studies of IPT indicated that the program improved schizophrenic patients' elementary cognitive processes such as attention, abstraction, and concept formation but that patients' performance was still below the normal range. The clinical utility of IPT will depend on… CONTINUE READING

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