Clinical Neuropsychological Foundations of Schizophrenia is the first practitioner-oriented source of information on the neuropsychology of schizophrenia. This volume demonstrates the growth in what is known about cognition in schizophrenia, its assessment, and how this informs clinical practice.

It provides the practicing clinical neuropsychologist, and other professionals working with persons with schizophrenia, with the knowledge and tools they need to provide competent professional neuropsychological services. It includes an overview of developmental models of schizophrenia and its associated neuropathologies, so that the clinician can fully understand how vulnerability and progression of the disorder influence brain development and functioning, and how cognition and functioning are associated with these changes. In addition, the volume covers contemporary evidence-based assessment and interventions, including cognitive remediation and other cognitive oriented interventions. Throughout, the research findings are synthesized to make them clinically relevant to clinical neuropsychologists working in outpatient or inpatient psychiatric settings.

The book is an invaluable resource for practicing professional neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and neuropsychiatrists, as well as graduate students of these disciplines, interns, and postdoctoral residents and fellows who work with schizophrenic patients.

chapter 1|25 pages

Cognition in Schizophrenia

ByMatthew M. Kurtz, Bernice A. Marcopulos

chapter 2|27 pages

Schizophrenia as a Developmental Brain Disorder

ByMatcheri S. Keshavan, Vaibhav A. Diwadkar

chapter 3|26 pages

Neuropsychological Assessment of Persons with Schizophrenia

ByBernice A. Marcopulos, Daryl Fujii

chapter 4|21 pages

Neurocognition and Functional Outcome in Schizophrenia

ByMatthew M. Kurtz

chapter 6|22 pages

Developmental Disabilities and Schizophrenia

ByAnthony P. De Marco, Bernice A. Marcopulos

chapter 7|18 pages

Neuropsychological Considerations in Older Adults with Schizophrenia

ByColin A. Depp, Casey Loughran, Barton W. Palmer

chapter 8|22 pages

Medical Comorbidity in Schizophrenia

ByWilliam S. Stone, Matcheri S. Keshavan

chapter 9|25 pages

Traumatic Brain Injury and Schizophrenia

ByLaura A. Flashman, Thomas McAllister, Richard Ferrell

chapter 10|47 pages

Influence of Comorbid Substance Use Disorders on Cognition in Schizophrenia

ByKim T. Mueser, Susan R. McGurk

chapter 11|20 pages

Medication and Cognition in Schizophrenia

ByNicole Sestito, Terry E. Goldberg

chapter 12|27 pages

Neuropsychologically Informed Interventions to Treat Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia

ByAlice Medalia, Dona Bellucci

chapter 13|39 pages

Criminal Forensic Neuropsychological Evaluations

Implications for Schizophrenia
ByChriscelyn M. Tussey, Bernice A. Marcopulos