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The study group received antipsychotic drugs combined with Computerized Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CCRT) for 4 times/week for 45 minutes each time. The control group only received antipsychotic drugs. For a total of 12 weeks. Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) and Tropomyosin-related kinase B (Trk B) genes in peripheral blood were detected in both groups before and after treatment. Clinical symptoms and executive function assessment were performed in both groups before and after treatment. The relevance of genes and their effects on downstream protein expression levels led to a molecular genetic mechanism for the efficacy of Computerized Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CCRT) .
Among the cognitive disorders of chronic schizophrenia, the most reported is the executive dysfunction of the prefrontal lobe. There is increasing evidence that Computerized Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CCRT) has a significant improvement in the implementation of schizophrenia, but the specific mechanism is unknown. Therefore, this study plans to select 154 patients with chronic schizophrenia who were hospitalized for a long time. They were randomly divided into two groups. The study group received antipsychotic drugs combined with Computerized Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CCRT) for 4 times/week for 45 minutes each time. The control group only received antipsychotic drugs. For a total of 12 weeks. brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and tyrosine receptor kinase B(TRK-B) genes in peripheral blood were detected in both groups before and after treatment. Clinical symptoms and executive function assessment were performed in both groups before and after treatment. The relevance of genes and their effects on downstream protein expression levels led to a molecular genetic mechanism for the efficacy of Computerized Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CCRT).
Computerized Cognitive Remediation Therapy, Clozapine
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Shanghai Mental Health Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-12-19T03:58:14-0500
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