Olfactory acuity is associated with mood and function in a pilot study of stable bipolar disorder patients.

@article{Hardy2012OlfactoryAI,
  title={Olfactory acuity is associated with mood and function in a pilot study of stable bipolar disorder patients.},
  author={Caitlin J Hardy and Mary T Rosedale and Julie Walsh Messinger and Karine Kleinhaus and Nicole Aujero and Hanna Silva and Raymond Richard Goetz and Deborah Goetz and Jill M Harkavy-Friedman and Dolores Malaspina},
  journal={Bipolar disorders},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={109-17}
}
OBJECTIVES Olfactory dysfunction is described in several neuropsychiatric disorders but there is little research on olfactory processing in bipolar disorder. METHODS We assessed odor detection threshold (sensitivity) and smell identification test scores, along with symptoms, cognition, and social function in 20 DSM-IV bipolar disorder patients and 44 control subjects. RESULTS The patient and control groups had similar demographic measures, intelligence, and mean olfaction scores, but… CONTINUE READING

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