Differential working memory impairment in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia: effects of lifetime history of psychosis.

@article{Glahn2006DifferentialWM,
  title={Differential working memory impairment in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia: effects of lifetime history of psychosis.},
  author={David C. Glahn and Carrie E. Bearden and Sibel Cakir and Jennifer A Barrett and Pablo Najt and E Serap Monkul and Natalie J Maples and Dawn I Velligan and Jair C. Soares},
  journal={Bipolar disorders},
  year={2006},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={117-23}
}
BACKGROUND Although bipolar disorder and schizophrenia have long been viewed as distinct illnesses, there is growing evidence that these two complex diseases share some common genes, which may manifest as overlapping neuropsychological impairments. Although working memory dysfunction has been proposed to be central to the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, it has received less attention in studies of bipolar disorder. METHOD We applied measures of working memory to patients with schizophrenia… CONTINUE READING

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