Cognitive Remediation in early psychosis and in at-risk mental states – Approaches and efficacy

Schmidt, Stefanie Julia; Schultze-Lutter, Frauke; Schimmelmann, Benno Karl Edgar (March 2014). Cognitive Remediation in early psychosis and in at-risk mental states – Approaches and efficacy (Unpublished). In: 22nd European Congress of Psychiatry. München. 01.-04.03.2014.

Cognitive Remediation approaches have proven to be effective in enhancing cognitive functions and psychosocial outcomes in multi-episode schizophrenia patients. However, there is a paucity of studies evaluating Cognitive Remediation in first-episode psychosis patients and in those symptomatically at-risk for psychosis. This is despite the growing evidence that impairments in neuro- and social-cognitive functions are already present in early psychosis and even in at-risk mental states and are important predictors of poor outcome, including transition to psychosis. Moreover, Cognitive Remediation applied at younger ages and at earlier stages of schizophrenia yielded greater cognitive and functional gains. Therefore, Cognitive Remediation may be especially appropriate for early intervention. Against this background, we will review and discuss the efficacy of current Cognitive Remediation approaches in early psychosis and in at-risk mental states. Furthermore, we will present novel interventions that are tailored to the specific needs and developmental tasks of patients at-risk for psychosis and aim at improving social and self-referential cognitions as well as interpersonal skills

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > Research Division

UniBE Contributor:

Schmidt, Stefanie Julia; Schultze-Lutter, Frauke and Schimmelmann, Benno Karl Edgar

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

Language:

English

Submitter:

Nicole Jansen

Date Deposited:

25 Sep 2014 10:12

Last Modified:

25 Sep 2014 10:12

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/51987

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