Psychiatr. Pol. 2014; 48(6):1179–1188
Magdalena Linke, Marek Jarema
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Rehabilitacja poznawcza osób chorych na schizofrenię – najnowsze interwencje
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Cognitive rehabilitation for people living with schizophrenia – the newest interventions
The article reviews the latest interventions in cognitive rehabilitation for patients with schizophrenia. Studies referring to cognitive rehabilitation for people with schizophrenia from the last three years, found in the PubMed database, are presented. The authors categorised cognitive rehabilitation trainings in terms of targeted cognitive spheres - neurocognitive training, social cognition training, emotion perception training and combined training - and present current trends within this approaches. Cognitive function improvements after cognitive remediation are specific to the rehabilitation target and there are no clear differences between training types in the way they influence other cognitive domains or symptoms. There is a need to heighten transfer of gained / enhanced cognitive skills to functional ones. Therefore new methods of cognitive remediation are explored . The future direction in cognitive rehabilitation is to enhance benefits by combining various forms of cognitive remediation and by emphasizing patient specificity in planning and conducting cognitive interventions.