Serum concentrations of mood stabilizers are associated with memory, but not other cognitive domains in psychosis spectrum disorders; explorative analyses in a naturalistic setting

@inproceedings{Steen2016SerumCO,
  title={Serum concentrations of mood stabilizers are associated with memory, but not other cognitive domains in psychosis spectrum disorders; explorative analyses in a naturalistic setting},
  author={Nils Eiel Steen and Monica Aas and Carmen Simonsen and Ingrid Dieset and Martin S Tesli and Mari Nerhus and Erlend Strand Gardsjord and R H M\orch and Ingrid Agartz and Ingrid Melle and Anja Vaskinn and Olav Spigset and Ole A. Andreassen},
  booktitle={International journal of bipolar disorders},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Mood stabilizers like lithium and anticonvulsants are used in bipolar and related psychotic disorders. There is a lack of knowledge of the relationship of these medications and cognition in the psychosis spectrum. We studied the association between serum concentration of mood stabilizers and cognitive performance in a well-characterized sample of bipolar and schizophrenia spectrum disorders. METHODS Serum concentrations of valproate, lamotrigine, and lithium were analyzed for… CONTINUE READING