Journal article

Meta-analysis of Cognitive Impairment in First-Episode Bipolar Disorder: Comparison With First-Episode Schizophrenia and Healthy Controls

Emre Bora, Christos Pantelis

SCHIZOPHRENIA BULLETIN | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2015

Abstract

Neurocognitive deficits are evident both in established schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (BP). However, it has been suggested that schizophrenia, but not BP, is characterized by neurodevelopmental abnormalities that can lead to cognitive deficits at the earliest stages of the illness. The aim of this meta-analytic review was to compare neurocognitive deficits in first-episode BP (FEBP) with healthy controls and first-episode schizophrenia (FES) patients. The current meta-analysis included a total of 22 adult studies and involved comparisons of 533 FEBP patients with 1417 healthy controls and 605 FEBP and 822 FES patients. FEBP patients were significantly impaired in all cognitive domains (..

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Grants

Awarded by NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship


Awarded by National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Distinguished Investigator Award from Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (USA)


Funding Acknowledgements

NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship (628386 to C.P.) and a National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Distinguished Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (USA; 18722 to C.P.)