Volume 11, Issue 3 (11-2005)                   IJPCP 2005, 11(3): 298-303 | Back to browse issues page

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The Cognitive State of Hospitalized Men with Schizophrenia and Bipolar I Disorder. IJPCP. 2005; 11 (3) :298-303
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-60-en.html
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Introduction:The aim of this study was to identify and compare cognitive impairments result- ing from schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder.

Method: It was a descriptive-comparative study on 58 male patients hospitalized in Razi Psy-chiatricCenter. Thirty-two patients were diagnosed with schizophrenia and 26 with bipolar I disorder. The Mini Mental Status Examination (MMSE) was used to assess the cognitive state of patients in 6 domains of cognitive function. The student’s t, Mann-Whitney, correlation coef- ficient and Kolmogrov-Smirnov tests were used for data analysis.

Results: Cognitive impairments were more severe in schizophrenia patients (total scores were 19.44 for schizophrenia and 22.35 for bipolar I disorder). The impairments were distinctly pro- minent in the domain of language and verbal skills.

Conclusion: Cognitive impairments are vaster and deeper in patients with schizophrenia than in bipolar I disorder.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/02/19

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