Anabel Martínez-Arán

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OBJECTIVE The study aims were to address neuropsychological functioning across different states of bipolar illness and to determine relationships among clinical features, neuropsychological performance, and psychosocial functioning. METHOD Several domains of cognitive function were examined in 30 depressed bipolar patients (DSM-IV criteria for major(More)
BACKGROUND Studies on individual psychotherapy indicate that some interventions may reduce the number of recurrences in bipolar patients. However, there has been a lack of structured, well-designed, blinded, controlled studies demonstrating the efficacy of group psychoeducation to prevent recurrences in patients with bipolar I and II disorder. METHODS One(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous studies have documented high rates of functional impairment among bipolar disorder (BD) patients, even during phases of remission. However, the majority of the available instruments used to assess functioning have focused on global measures of functional recovery rather than specific domains of psychosocial functioning. In this context,(More)
OBJECTIVE Cognitive impairment in bipolar disorder may be a stable characteristic of the illness, although discrepancies have emerged with regard to what dysfunctions remain during remission periods. The aim of this study was to ascertain whether euthymic bipolar patients would show impairment in verbal learning and memory and in executive functions(More)
INTRODUCTION Few studies have examined the clinical, neuropsychological and pharmacological factors involved in the functional outcome of bipolar disorder despite the gap between clinical and functional recovery. METHODS A sample of 77 euthymic bipolar patients were included in the study. Using an a priori definition of low versus good functional outcome,(More)
BACKGROUND The long-term efficacy of psychological interventions for bipolar disorders has not been tested. AIMS This study assessed the efficacy of group psychoeducation to prevent recurrences and to reduce time spent ill for people with bipolar disorders. METHOD A randomised controlled trial with masked outcome assessment comparing group(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent impairments in neurocognitive function have been described in bipolar disorder. AIMS To compare the cognitive performance of patients with bipolar II disorder with that of patients with bipolar I disorder and a healthy control group. METHOD The study included 71 euthymic patients with bipolar disorder (38 bipolar I, 33 bipolar II),(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify clinical and neurocognitive predictors of long-term functional outcome in patients with bipolar disorder METHODS A total of 32 subjects who met criteria for bipolar I or II disorder were recruited from the Barcelona Bipolar Disorder Program and were assessed clinically and neuropsychologically at baseline. After an average 4-year(More)
BACKGROUND Bipolar disorder has generally been regarded as having a better functional outcome than schizophrenia. However, studies have suggested low functioning in bipolar patients even when they are in clinical remission. Our aim was to determine the degree of functioning and disability in bipolar patients. Secondly, we reviewed factors potentially(More)
BACKGROUND Several previous studies have established that low treatment adherence is common among bipolar patients and may explain high rates of recurrence. On the other hand, some patients keep relapsing even when they strictly follow their prescribed somatic treatments. Psychological interventions such as psychoeducation may foster early recognition of(More)