It is a disorder characterized by It is a disorder characterized by changes in mood ranging from mania to changes in mood ranging from mania to depression depressiona feeling of comfort, an overwhelming feeling ofstimulation and exaggerated sadness, anxiety, low self-grandeur in which a person esteem, which can includeloses touch with reality suicidal thoughts and attempts
Mood within normal, which implies theabsence of depressed or elevated mood.A patient with this disorder but is inremission.
determining the level ofneurocognitive impairment in patients whose persists bipolar disorder in remission
Patients Patients The control group The control group (n = 63) (n = 63) (n = 63) (n = 63) 54 bipolar I disorders They have no current and past9 type II bipolar disorders psychiatric illness. 5 with rapid cycling
Patients excluded: Patients taking corticosteroids orantihypertensive drugsDefining euthymic patients Score 7 or less on the scale: The Hamilton Depression Scale or Beck The Young Mania Scale or Altman
The radioimmunoassay test confirmed that the patients were eucortisolaemic
Patients with bipolar disorderPatients with bipolar disorderperformed significantly lowerperformed significantly lowercompared to healthy subjects.compared to healthy subjects.
no significant associated with less differences the further affected deterioration
large intermediate reduced effectmagnitude of magnitude of effect effect
large reduced magnitude middle and lower significantmagnitude of of effect effect compared degree of effect with memory and heterogeneity executive functions
This study confirms earlier findings of:Impaired executive functioning Response inhibition
This study confirms earlier findings of: Is associated with poor psychosocial functioning
• For clinicians, these results reinforce the importance of assessing cognitive function in patients with bipolar disorder
The development of the treat isimportant to reduce disability due tochronic mental illnesses