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Author(s): Aleksandra Suwalska | Janusz Rybakowski

Journal: Neuropsychiatria i Neuropsychologia
ISSN 1896-6764

Volume: 4;
Issue: 3-4;
Start page: 137;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: bipolar disorder | euthymia | cognitive functions | spatial working memory | lithium

ABSTRACT
The aim of the study was to assess spatial workingmemory using Spatial Working Memory Test (SWM)and Spatial Span (SSP) from Cambridge AutomatedNeuropsychological Test Battery (CANTAB) in a groupof euthymic bipolar patients on prophylactic lithiumtherapy.Material and methods: Sixty bipolar patients inremission lasting for at least 4 months and 84 healthycontrols entered the study. Duration of illness was atleast 5 years and prophylactic treatment lasted for atleast 2 years. Mental state of patients was assessed usedusing Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS), andYoung Mania Rating Scale (YMRS). All included bipolarpatients met criteria of remission defined as HAMD
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