Cognitive Enhancement Therapy for Schizophrenia

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy for Schizophrenia

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy is a social-cognitive treatment for people with schizophrenia during their recovery phase who are symptomatically stable. It aims to restore neurocognitive functioning such as attention, memory and problem solving, in turn improves social skills to help those with schizophrenia ease their way back into the community.

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