85% of schizophrenic patients exhibit severe cognitive deficits (Palmer 1997; Kremen 2000) that are related to functional outcome (Green, 1996) and do not respond well to medication.
25 schizophrenic patients, treated with atypical antipsychotics for more than 6 months, underwent during one year, twice a week, a computerized neuropsychological remediation program using the software Rehacom (Hasomed).
Patients performances are measured before and after treatment (WAIS III, WCST, Stroop, fluencies) and compared to standardized mean scores (matched for age and socio cultural level).
Treatment significantly improved global cognitive and executive functioning. WAIS scores at the different subtests are more homogeneous; this latter result may help schizophrenic patients to adjust themselves to real life conditions.