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Lack of motivation affects cognitive performance in schizophrenia, research shows

A significant relationship between motivational deficit and poor cognitive performance in people with schizophrenia, researchers report. "Loss of motivation is a core feature of schizophrenia that we need to investigate with increased focus," said a senior scientist on the study team. "We're starting to see how fundamental this loss of drive is and how much of a barrier it can be to treatment and to optimal functioning in daily life."
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