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| Published: March 15, 0218

Attention Impairment in Patients of Schizophrenia

Sarah Javed

Research Scholar, Department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Suhail Ahmed Azmi

Chairman/ Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Deoshree Akhouri

Chairman/ Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.068/20180601

DOI: 10.25215/0601.068

ABSTRACT

Background: Cognitive impairment has a high prevalence in Schizophrenia and has been linked to functional outcome. To date statistically significant effects of medication on cognition in mood disorder trials and in schizophrenia do not necessarily translate to clinically meaningful effects.  Objectives: To study the socio-demographic profiles of Schizophrenic patients and normal control and to assess and compare cognitive functions among patients of Schizophrenia disorder and normal control. Material and Methods:  100 schizophrenic patients as per ICD 10 who came to Psychiatry OPD and 100 normal controls of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India were recruited for the study. Results: Schizophrenic patients were found to be having significant level of cognitive impairment as compared to normal controls.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.068/20180601

10.25215/0601.068

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 1, January-March, 2018