Verbal fluency in mania: relationship to number of manic episodes.

  title={Verbal fluency in mania: relationship to number of manic episodes.},
  author={Brian K Lebowitz and Paula K. Shear and Marc A Steed and Stephen M Strakowski},
  journal={Neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, and behavioral neurology},
  volume={14 3},
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to examine verbal fluency in a group of patients with bipolar disorder (BPD) during an acute episode of mania, and to determine whether performance was related to disease chronicity. We hypothesized that manic patients with BPD would be impaired on verbal fluency, and that this impairment would be greatest in those individuals who had experienced a greater number of manic episodes. METHOD Forty-five manic inpatients with bipolar disorder, and 30… CONTINUE READING