Smoking Tied to Memory Impairment in Patients With Schizophrenia

Researchers Focus on Recovery in Schizophrenia
Researchers Focus on Recovery in Schizophrenia
Patients with schizophrenia who smoke didn't perform as well on memory tests as those who did not smoke.

Working memory impairment has been extensively studied in schizophrenia, but less is known about moderators of the impairment. Using the Consortium on the Genetics of Schizophrenia case-control study (COGS-2), we examined smoking status, types of antipsychotic medication, and history of substance abuse as moderators for working memory impairment in schizophrenia.

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