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The purpose of this study is to determine if Cognitive - Behavioral Social Skills Training (CBSST) improves functioning in older patients with schizophrenia.
Condition or disease
This is a randomized-control clinical trial. After completion the baseline assessment, subjects will be randomly assigned to either standard pharmacotherapy or SP+CBSST and will be followed for 18 months. The subjects will be 180 outpatients over the age of 45 with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
45 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients must be 45 years of age or older with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.