Clinical Trial

Cognitive Rehabilitation in Schizophrenia and Depression

Study Description

Cognitive Rehabilitation in Schizophrenia and Depression

Schizophrenia and depression are among the most disabling disorders in all of medicine. Cognitive deficits play a key role in patients' disability, affecting their capacity to contribute actively to society by sustaining employment or academic activity. Moreover, cognitive difficulties tend to persist even after the stabilization of other clinical symptoms. Verbal memory and emotion regulation are two important cognitive domains that are impaired in schizophrenia and depression and are associated with patients' functional outcomes. However, no medication has shown clear positive effects on these impairments at this point. Therefore, there is a great need to find effective cognitive remediation treatments (CRT) that could improve these domains in both psychiatric populations. In this study, the investigators will assess the efficacy of a cognitive rehabilitation intervention on the targetted cognitive domains (i.e., verbal memory and emotion regulation), general cognition, brain functioning, community functioning, symptom severity, and perceived cognitive deficits in both psychiatric populations. The study team also aims to investigate potential predictors of positive response to the intervention.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Recruiting patients only Recruiting patients only

Behavioral - Cognitive Intervention

In each of the 6 visits, participants will be completing some computerized tasks for a period of about 40 minutes. At the end of each session, there will be 10-15 minutes of bridging discussion between the research therapist and the participants. (More details about each condition will be added after study completion to protect the blinding of our participants) .

Behavioral - Active Control Intervention

In each of the 6 visits, participants will be completing some computerized tasks for a period of about 40 minutes. At the end of each session, there will be 10-15 minutes of bridging discussion between the research therapist and the participants. (More details about each condition will be added after study completion to protect the blinding of our participants) .

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Cognitive Rehabilitation in Schizophrenia and Depression

Clinical Trial ID

NCT04159662

ParticipAid ID

bW64ga