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Cognitive Enhancement in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders


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Part I. Basic Principles of Cognitive Enhancement: 1. Cognition and its impairment in schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders; 2. The brain that builds itself: the phenomenon of neuroplasticity; 3. Cognitive enhancement: historical overview and principles; Part II. Approaches to Cognitive Enhancement: 4. Getting ready for cognitive enhancement: patient engagement, stabilization and integration; 5. Computer-based approaches to cognitive enhancement; 6. Individual and group approaches to cognitive enhancement; 7. Psychopharmacological approaches, cognitive enhancement, and brain stimulation; Part III. Personalizing and Optimizing Cognitive Enhancement: 8. Who responds best? Predictors and moderators of cognitive enhancement; 9. Choosing the right treatment for the right patient; 10. Approaches to assessment and monitoring treatment response; 11. Research in cognitive enhancement: challenges and opportunities.

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A practical guide on how to assess and treat schizophrenia and related disorders using cognitive rehabilitation.

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Matcheri Keshavan is Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. His research is closely focussed on understanding the biological basis of mental illnesses like schizophrenia and early intervention using medical and psychosocial approaches. Shaun Eack is Professor of Social Work and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh and has been leading studies of psychosocial interventions for people living with severe mental illness for over a decade.

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