Techniques pour améliorer l'attention et l'engagement dans le traitement des patients souffrant de schizophrénie avec de graves déficits cognitifs (troisième partie).

Translated title of the contribution: Techniques for improving attentiveness and treatment engagement among "treatment refractory" schizophrenia patients with severe cognitive impairment

Steven M. Silverstein, Michi Hatashita-Wong, Sandra Wilkniss, Jérôme Alain Lapasset, Beth Solak, Peter Uhlhaas, Yulia Landa, Hannah Starobin

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Abstract

While many effective group-based psychiatric rehabilitation interventions now exist, many severely disabled patients are unable to benefit from them due to a reduced ability to pay attention in group sessions. Moreover, inattentiveness can be due to one or more of multiple factors, including a sustained attention deficit, poor motivation, sedating side effects of medication, and the interfering effects of hallucinations and disturbing thoughts. Existing cognitive rehabilitation interventions for schizophrenia typically do not address these factors, instead targeting higher level functions such as memory, learning, problem-solving, and executive functioning. In this paper, we describe techniques for promoting attentiveness and treatment engagement among severely disabled "treatment-refractory" patients. This includes both individual and group-based interventions.

Translated title of the contributionTechniques for improving attentiveness and treatment engagement among "treatment refractory" schizophrenia patients with severe cognitive impairment
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)65-88
Number of pages24
JournalSante Mentale au Quebec
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

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