Psychiatr Danub 2015 Sep;27 Suppl 1:S250-4
Université Catholique de Louvain, Faculty of Medicine, Avenue Hippocrate 10, 1200 Bruxelles, Belgium,
Encephale 2008 Dec 9;34(6):557-62. Epub 2008 Jul 9.
Service de psychiatrie, CHI de Clermont-de-l'Oise, Clermont-de-l'Oise, France.
Background: An increasing interest in the study of cognition in Schizophrenia has developed within the last few years although cognitive problems have been described in this disorder since the beginning of the 20th century. Presently, various data tend to assert that cognitive disorders are the core disturbance in schizophrenia and that their severity is predictive of the course of the disease. Indeed, studies have shown that the disturbances measured in cognitive tests are neither the consequences of positive or negative symptoms, nor related to motivation or global intellectual deficit, nor to anti-psychotic medication. Read More
Encephale 2003 Mar-Apr;29(2):172-80
Hôpital Erasme, Service de Psychiatrie, 808, Chaussée de Lennick, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgique.
Introduction: Many authors have described these last years the difficulty to establish a differential diagnosis between schizophrenia and frontotemporal dementia. However treatment and prognosis of these two separate diseases are not the same. Schizophrenia is a chronic syndrome with an early onset during teenage or young adulthood period and the major features consist of delirious ideas, hallucinations and psychic dissociation. Read More
Encephale 2013 Sep;39 Suppl 2:S83-92
Pôle de psychiatrie et de santé mentale, Hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg INSERM U1114, Neuropsychologie cognitive et physiopathologie de la schizophrénie. Electronic address:
Cognitive difficulties are a core feature of schizophrenia. They are frequent, severe, and clearly associated with functional disabilities. They have been explored during different phases of the disease, but what we know essentially concerns the chronic period in middle-age patients. Read More
Encephale 2009 Apr 2;35(2):160-7. Epub 2008 Jun 2.
Centre de neuroscience cognitive, CNRS et université Lyon 1, 69675 Bron cedex, France.
Background: Cognitive impairments are a core feature in schizophrenia. They impact several cognitive abilities but most importantly attention, memory and executive functions, consequently leading to great difficulties in everyday life. Most schizophrenia patients need assurance and require assistance and help from care workers, family members and friends. Read More