About 85% of patients with schizophrenia have persistent and severe cognitive impairment, particularly in attention, verbal memory, and executive function. Accurately understanding the severity and targets of this impairment is crucial for implementing effective treatment and prevention. However, assessing cognitive function and treating cognitive disorders in schizophrenia patients is a difficult task. With recent advancements in research, methods for evaluating cognitive function have rapidly developed. However, the different assessment methods have led to inconsistent understanding and evaluation of cognitive function in these patients. This article reviews several common neuropsychological scales for evaluating cognitive function, providing reference opinions for better understanding and evaluation of cognitive function in patients with schizophrenia by examining domestic and foreign literature.

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Hou Yongmei,
Department of Psychology, School of Humanities and Management, Guangdong Medical University, Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China.

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