Not so long ago, perhaps only a decade or so, we were taught that schizophrenia (as opposed to delirium or dementia) is characterized by psychotic symptoms occurring in the presence of a clear sensorium and normal cognitive findings. Only a few years ago, a psychiatrist testified against me in court, stating that schizophrenia is a "functional" as opposed to an "organic" disorder. (Okay, okay, I know it’s akin to testifying that the earth is flat, but that’s another story.) Today, researchers, investigators, and forensic specialists alike are aware that schizophrenia is a neurocognitive disorder. Many have also become aware that the cognitive deficits in schizophrenia are more enduring than the psychotic symptoms and are responsible for the failure of patients to improve in psychosocial functioning even when their psychotic symptoms are in remission.