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Each episode of AJP Audio brings you an in-depth look at one of the articles featured in that month’s issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry, the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association. Wide-ranging interviews with article authors cover the background, rationale, main findings, and future implications of the research.

Oct 1, 2019

Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Abraham Reichenberg, Ph.D., about his research on cognitive decline after the first episode of schizophrenia and other psychoses.

  • Why previous research has not been able to map the course of cognitive change among people who have serious mental illness [1:50]
  • Whether a decline in patients’ cognition occurs after a first diagnosis [3:53]
  • Whether a decline occurs in multiple cognitive domains [4:40]
  • Whether a decline in cognition is unique to schizophrenia, or if it is common to other types of psychosis [5:31]
  • Aspects of the study that are relevant for researchers, clinicians, and other mental health professionals [6:15]
  • Implications of the findings [7:01]


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