The impact of cognitive impairment, neurological soft signs and subdepressive symptoms on functional outcome in bipolar disorder


BAS T. O. , Poyraz C. A. , Bas A., Poyraz B. Ç. , Tosun M.

JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, vol.174, pp.336-341, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 174
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jad.2014.12.026
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.336-341

Abstract

Background: Cognitive impairments and subsyndromal depressive symptoms are present during euthymic periods of bipolar disorder (BD). Most studies have determined that cognitive impairments and residual depressive symptoms have major impacts on psychosocial functioning. The aim of the present study was to identify the major factor responsible for low psychosocial functioning in a subgroup of patients with BD despite clinical recovery.