Recently, QOL (Quality of Life) and social functioning (e.g., education, employment) have gained recognition as important treatment targets for psychiatric disorders. In order to aim improvement in these areas, increased attention has been given to interventions that target neurocognition (e.g., memory, attention, executive functioning), and social cognition (e.g., emotion perception, Theory of Mind). Intervention methods known as cognitive enhancement include cognitive remediation, pharmacology, and noninvasive brain stimulation.
The interests of “Cognitive Enhancement in Psychiatric Disorders” include wide range of topics such as experimental research with animal subjects, and clinical practice aiming for patients’ improved community functioning. However opportunities for clinicians and researchers with interest in these areas to meet and to exchange opinions are scarce.
“Cognitive Enhancement in Psychiatric Disorders (CEPD)” was founded with the goal of providing opportunities for active exchange of opinions about cognitive enhancement in psychiatric disorders with focus on clinical application. Clinical practitioners, researchers, and other professionals with interests in this area are invited to join.