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Managing Cognitive Deficits and Functioning in Patients With Schizophrenia

Philip D. Harvey, PhD

Published: September 17, 2007

Article Abstract

Mr. A, a 32-year-old patient with a 10-yearhistory of schizophrenia, has been clinically stable without any readmissionsinto inpatient care while taking haloperidol for the past 5 years. According torecent neuropsychological testing results, Mr. A has considerable impairmentsin episodic memory, executive functions, vigilance, and verbal skills, whichmay be associated with his reduced ability to function in society. Whatpharmacotherapeutic intervention might you employ to try to improve Mr. A’scognitive impairments? This interactive Case and Comment allows you to explorevarious treatment options to enhance Mr. A’s cognitive deficits and improve hisfunctional outcome

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