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| Published: March 25, 2015

Intellectual Functioning in Schizophrenia, Depression and Normal Control

DIP: 18.01.016/20140202

DOI: 10.25215/0202.016

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Background: Schizophrenia is one of the most severe and disabling of all mental illnesses. The diagnosis of schizophrenia invoices a constellation of signs and symptoms and impairment in occupational and social functioning. Mood disorders are also important & common psychiatric illnesses that represent a major cause of disability and mortality worldwide.   
Material and Methods: Sample of the study30 male and female Depression patients and a sample of 30 male and female schizophrenia patients was selected both from OPD. A control group of 30 persons from general population, matched according to age, sex, and education with schizophrenia patients, were taken as per Inclusion & Exclusion criteria. The sample was selected using purposive sampling method. Samples were collected from P.G.I.B.M.S. Result: But post hoc analyses show that the schizophrenia and depressive groups differed significantly as the patients of depression had higher age mean than that of schizophrenia. Conclusion: Schizophrenia patients suffer from significant overall cognitive impairment; Have low concentration and inadequate visual organization. Depressive patients perform in a way similar to normal except in comprehension subtest.
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Dr. Anuradha Wats @ anu1wats@rediffmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.016/20140202

DOI: 10.25215/0202.016

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 2, January-March, 2015

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