The heterogeneity of memory dysfunction in schizophrenia

Emmanuel Stip, Isabelle Lussier

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Objective: To characterize the memory dysfunction of schizophrenic patients. Method: The components of the human memory system are described, and then a review of the various memory deficits identified among patients suffering from schizophrenia is presented. Finally, an overview of the latest developments in the comprehension of schizophrenia and a discussion on certain proposals advanced by various researchers in the field intended to shed light on the disorder is provided. Results: Schizophrenia appears to be an amalgamation of many different disorders. No single model for identifying the disorder has been able to encompass every aspect of schizophrenia. Conclusion: Future studies will need to consider new ways of selecting and grouping schizophrenic patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S14-S20
JournalCanadian Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number7 SUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • cognition
  • heterogeneity
  • memory dysfunction
  • schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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