Book Chapter

Cognitive risk factors for psychosis

K Allott, A Lin

Risk Factors for Psychosis: Paradigms, Mechanisms, and Prevention | Elsevier | Published : 2020


Cognition, including neurocognition and social cognition, as a risk marker and potential predictor of psychotic disorder, has been the focus of extensive investigation over several decades. This chapter provides an overview of the current evidence for cognitive functioning as both a risk marker and independent predictor (relative to other biological, clinical, or environmental factors) of the later development of psychotic disorder in a range of high-risk populations, including population or conscript cohorts, individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions, individuals with a family history of psychosis, and those who are identified as clinical high risk for psychosis. Examination of cogniti..

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