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July 1999

When Conscious Recollection Disrupts Memory

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1999;56(7):645-646. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.56.7.645

IN THE EARLY part of this century clinicians believed that memory impairments were not a feature of schizophrenia.1 In contrast, since the 1960s, application of psychometric tests has repeatedly revealed that memory impairments can be severe.2 Nevertheless, the precise nature of these memory impairments and their implications for our understanding of schizophrenia remain unclear.