Effects of lithium on evoked potentials and performance during sustained attention

@article{Kasley1980EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of lithium on evoked potentials and performance during sustained attention},
  author={Gary B. Kasley and Leonard F. Salzman and J. Richard Ciccone and Rafael Klorman},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
  year={1980},
  volume={3},
  pages={281-289}
}
Two versions of the continuous performance test (CPT) differing in complexity were administered to 15 patients with bipolar affective disorder, manic type before and after treatment with lithium. Reaction time, performance accuracy, and the late positive component (LPC) of the event related potential evoked by the task were measured concurrently. Lithium treatment decreased errors of commission on both CPT tasks, although the difference was significant only for the simpler task. Reaction time… CONTINUE READING
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