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Publications [#273433] of Richard S. Keefe

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  1. Keefe, RSE (2007). Cognitive deficits in patients with schizophrenia: effects and treatment.. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 68 Suppl 14(SUPPL. 14), 8-13.
    (last updated on 2019/04/21)

    The average patient with schizophrenia performs on cognitive tests at the lowest 5% to 10% of the general population. Cognitive impairments impact patients on virtually every aspect of functioning, interfere with patients' ability to engage in real-world tasks, and affect long-term outcome. Therefore, cognitive deficits should be included in the diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia. Clinicians need to focus treatment options on helping patients to regain premorbid levels of cognitive functioning.

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