The Heterogeneity of Memory Dysfunction in Schizophrenia

Emmanuel Stip, Isabelle Lussier
1996 Canadian journal of psychiatry  
Objective: To characterize the memory dysfunction of schizophrenic patients. Method: The components of the human memory system are described, and then a review of the various memory deficits identified among patients suffering from schizophrenia is presented. Finally, an overview of the latest developments in the comprehension of schizophrenia and a discussion on certain proposals advanced by various researchers in the field intended to shed light on the disorder is provided. Results:
more » ... nia appears to be an amalgamation of many different disorders. No single model for identifying the disorder has been able to encompass every aspect of schizophrenia. Conclusion: Future studies will need to consider new ways of selecting and grouping schizophrenic patients. (Can J Psychiatry 1996;41[1 Suppl]:14S-20S)
doi:10.1177/070674379604100703 pmid:8884047 fatcat:7sqjmymg5zbt5ccl3jvpot3pca