CogMed is a web-based cognitive remediation suite available through affiliated professionals. It offers a number of daily activities designed to improve working memory in any users struggling with cognitive difficulties. In concert with a qualified clinician, users are tasked to complete five weeks of cognitive training with the CogMed program. This includes assessments prior to and after completion, which lets users track their progress and consolidate their gains. While it has not yet been specifically tested for use in treating schizophrenia, it has been extensively validated with other psychiatric and medical conditions.
Total score: 9/14
Basis of research: 1/3
Source of funding for the research: 0/2
Specificity of proposed intervention: 3/3
Number of consumer ratings: 2/3
Product advisory support: 1/1
Software support: 2/2
date of rating: June 2016
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Overall Score: Unacceptable
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Available for: Computers (PCs and Macs) and mobile devices
Developer: Pearson Education, Inc.
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Training
Targeted Conditions: Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, Stress & Anxiety
Target Audience: Adults (child versions are available)
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: Yes (http://www.cogmed.com/category/footer/cogmed-in-your-area)
Languages Available: English and more
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There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Cogmed
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How Cognitive Training Works