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Exercise Improves Attention & Memory in People with Schizophrenia

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Columbia Psychiatry

A recent study by Columbia Psychiatry researchers showed that an aerobic exercise training program improved cognitive functioning in people with schizophrenia. Problems with cognition (e.g., difficulties in attention, memory, planning, etc.) have been identified as major predictors of daily dysfunction and disability in people with schizophrenia, with available medications and cognitive remediation treatments offering only limited benefits.

In this video, Dr. David Kimhy, lead researcher and Director of the Experimental Psychopathology Lab at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, discusses these early study results.

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