2001 issue 4

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Volume 10, issue 4

Original article

Evaluation of selected cognitive junctions in patients with schizophrenia of recent onset – a preliminary report

Joanna Meder1, Maryla Sawicka1
1. Zakładu Rehabilitacji Psychiatrycznej Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2001, 10, 323-329
Keywords: cognitive functions, schizophrenia, olanzapine

Abstract

In the report an attempt was made to evaluate effectiveness of olanzapine administration to schizophrenic patients. Effectiveness of the medication was assessed on the grounds of changes in the patients' cognitive functioning after three months of the treatment. Participants in the study were relatively young patients receiving treatment at the Institute. This atypical neuroleptic was found to be effective even in the first, relatively short stage of treatment. Improvement was noted not only as regards positive and negative symptoms severity, but above all in positive changes in the patients' cognitive functioning.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Joanna Meder,
Zakład Rehabilitacji Psychiatrycznej Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii,
Al. Sobieskiego 9, 02-957 Warszawa