One-year psychosocial functioning in patients in the early vs. late stage of bipolar disorder.

  title={One-year psychosocial functioning in patients in the early vs. late stage of bipolar disorder.},
  author={Adriane Ribeiro Rosa and Itxaso Gonz{\'a}lez-Ortega and Ana Gonzalez-Pinto and Enrique Echebur{\'u}a and M Dolores Comes and Anabel Mart{\'i}nez-Ar{\'a}n and Amaia Ugarte Ugarte and Miryam Calvino Fern{\'a}ndez and Eduard Vieta},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={125 4},
OBJECTIVE The aim of this 1-year follow-up study was to compare functional outcome as well as clinical differences between patients with first- and multiple-episode bipolar disorder. METHOD Bipolar disorder patients with first (n = 60) and multiple episodes (n = 59) were recruited from two hospitals in Spain. The Functioning Assessment Short Test (FAST) was used to assess functioning. The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD) and the Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) were administered to… CONTINUE READING
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