Guideline Series Commentary

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Letter to the Editor

Sir: The recently published “Expert Consensus Treatment Guidelines for Schizophrenia: A Guide for Patients and Families” is a document that omits one of the most fundamental and important considerations of schizophrenia, namely, cognitive impairment. Thousands of studies have been published delineating the various aspects of intellectual impairment in schizophrenia. Yet the treatment guidelines barely make reference to the fact that schizophrenia is a disorder of cognitive function.

J Clin Psychiatry 1997;58(10):452-453 [letter]