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.
|Journal||Canadian Journal of Psychiatry|
|Issue number||7 SUPPL. 1|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 1996|
- memory dysfunction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health