Thesis / Dissertation

Neural correlates of memory dysfunction across stages of schizophrenia-spectrum disorder

Cassandra Marie Joanne Wannan, Cali Bartholomeusz (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Schizophrenia-spectrum disorders are severe mental illnesses characterised by hallucinations, delusions, blunted affect and disorganised thought patterns. A core feature of these disorders is cognitive deficits, which are associated with functional disability. Episodic memory, in particular, is one of the most severely impacted areas of cognitive functioning in schizophrenia-spectrum disorder, and memory deficits predict poorer clinical prognosis and increased functional disability. However, the longitudinal course of episodic memory deficits in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders is currently poorly defined, with the focus to date being on areas of functioning that are already impaired in earl..

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