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Memory Impairment in Patients with Schizophrenia and Alcohol Induced Psychosis


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1 Post Graduate Institute of Behavioural and Medical Sciences Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Post Graduate Institute of Behavioural and Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
     

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The present study focuses upon studying the memory impairment in patients with schizophrenia and alcohol induced psychosis. Memory emerges as one of the principal foci of interest in studies of cognitive impairments in schizophrenia and alcohol induced psychosis. To assess and compare memory impairment in patients with schizophrenia and alcohol induced psychosis. A sample of 60 patients, 30 patients diagnosed as having schizophrenia and 30 patients diagnosed as having alcohol induced psychosis as per the ICD-10 DCR criteria, within the age range of 18-65 years, males, using the purposive sampling technique will be taken from the outpatient department of PGIBAMS, Raipur for the study. Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale will be used for assessing the presence and severity of psychopathology in both the groups, CAGE will be used for assessing the level of alcohol use in patients with alcohol induced psychosis and PGI Memory scale will be used for assessing the presence of memory impairment in both the groups. Appropriate statistical analysis will be done using SPSS-16 and results will be discussed at the time of presentation.

Keywords

Schizophrenia, Alcohol Induced Psychosis, Memory Impairment.
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Stuti Singh
Post Graduate Institute of Behavioural and Medical Sciences Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
J. Mahto
Post Graduate Institute of Behavioural and Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Abstract


The present study focuses upon studying the memory impairment in patients with schizophrenia and alcohol induced psychosis. Memory emerges as one of the principal foci of interest in studies of cognitive impairments in schizophrenia and alcohol induced psychosis. To assess and compare memory impairment in patients with schizophrenia and alcohol induced psychosis. A sample of 60 patients, 30 patients diagnosed as having schizophrenia and 30 patients diagnosed as having alcohol induced psychosis as per the ICD-10 DCR criteria, within the age range of 18-65 years, males, using the purposive sampling technique will be taken from the outpatient department of PGIBAMS, Raipur for the study. Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale will be used for assessing the presence and severity of psychopathology in both the groups, CAGE will be used for assessing the level of alcohol use in patients with alcohol induced psychosis and PGI Memory scale will be used for assessing the presence of memory impairment in both the groups. Appropriate statistical analysis will be done using SPSS-16 and results will be discussed at the time of presentation.

Keywords


Schizophrenia, Alcohol Induced Psychosis, Memory Impairment.