Cognitive Remediation Services for People with Schizophrenia: Considerations for Health Service Practitioners
Cognitive deficits are a prominent feature of many psychiatric disorders and are predictors of decreased functioning, quality of life, and treatment response. Cognitive remediation focuses on improving cognitive skills through repeated practice and strategy learning. In people with schizophrenia, cognitive remediation is associated with improvements in cognition and psychosocial functions. This article provides an overview of cognitive remediation and some considerations for developing a cognitive remediation service in a treatment setting.