Journal article

Differences in cognitive impairment between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: Considering the role of heterogeneity

Emre Bora

PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2016

Abstract

Schizophrenia is associated with significant cognitive impairment. Bipolar disorder (BD) also presents with cognitive deficits that are similar to, albeit less severe, than those reported in schizophrenia. There has been controversy over whether selective deficits in social cognition or developmental trajectory of cognitive deficits can distinguish schizophrenia from BD. Also, available studies have not generally considered the potential effect of cognitive heterogeneity within the two disorders on between-group differences. The current review examines the evidence on the specificity of social cognitive deficits and early neurocognitive impairment to schizophrenia and explores the overall ou..

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