Neuropsychological data provide a further line of support for the involvement of certain brain areas and their connections in the neurobiology of schizophrenia.

Intellectual impairment is a feature of schizophrenia. (15) It is present in first-episode, untreated patients, and worsens in the first few years of illness, warranting the label dementia in severe, chronic cases (see below). (16) Against a background of global decrement(!7) there is evidence for greater deficits in semantic memory, executive functioning, and attentional domains. (18) Anatomically, this neuropsychological pattern is in keeping with the preferential involvement of temporal lobe and frontostriatal circuits in schizophrenia identified by functional imaging.

Funny Wiring Autism

Funny Wiring Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that manifests itself in early childhood and affects the functioning of the brain, primarily in the areas of social interaction and communication. Children with autism look like other children but do not play or behave like other children. They must struggle daily to cope and connect with the world around them.

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