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.

Available for: Computers (PCs and Macs) and mobile devices
Company: Pearson Education, Inc.
Classification: Cognitive Training Exercises
Targeted conditions: Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, Stress & Anxiety
Target demographic: Adults (child versions are available)
Special provider necessary: Yes (
Non-English language version available:: Yes
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PsyberGuide rating: The research and support basis of the product

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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Research on the product

Below is a list of some of the published research supporting this product. It has not yet been studied as a treatment specifically for schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders. Click the links if you are interested in reading the full articles (unfortunately, you may need to pay for some of them).

  1. Johansson, B. & Tornmalm, M. (2012). Working memory training for patients with acquired brain injury: effects in daily life. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 19(2), 176-183. doi: 10.3109/11038128.2011.603352
  2. Brehmer, Y., Westerberg, H., & Bäckman, L. (2012). Working-memory training in younger and older adults: Training gains, transfer, and maintenance. Frontiers In Human Neuroscience6. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2012.00063

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