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A 21-year-old male asked:

Does schizophrenia affect (reduce) intelligence? there's research that says 30 of the patients have an iq decline of less than 10 points, does decline result from attention, memory function getting affected, or intelligence getting affected directly?

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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
Schizophrenia is a brain disease that causes fragmentation of thinking that affects IQ.
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