Cognitive impairment in early and late bipolar disorder.

  title={Cognitive impairment in early and late bipolar disorder.},
  author={Sigfried N T M Schouws and Hannie C. Comijs and Max L. Stek and Jack J.M. Dekker and Frits Oostervink and Paul Naarding and Iet van der Velde and Aartjan T. F. Beekman},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  volume={17 6},
BACKGROUND Late onset disorders are often associated with cerebral disfunctioning and cognitive impairment in elderly patients. It is unknown whether the age of onset affects cognition in patients with bipolar disorder. The authors compare cognition and clinical characteristics of early- and late-onset bipolar patients in a stable and euthymic condition. METHOD One hundred and nineteen older patients (age >60) with an early- (<40 years) or late-onset bipolar disorder and a group of 78… CONTINUE READING

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