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Karimi Aliabad T, Kafi M, Farrahi H. Study of Executive Functions in Bipolar Disorders Patients. Advances in Cognitive Sciences 2010; 12 (2) :29-39
URL: http://icssjournal.ir/article-1-104-en.html
1- Department of Psychology, Shafa Educational-therapiutic Center, Rasht, Iran.
2- Associate Professor of Psychology, Gilan University, Rasht, Iran.
3- Faculty Member of Gilan Medical Science University, Rasht, Iran.
Abstract:   (2530 Views)
Objective: In this research, executive functions of bipolar patients and the effect of chronicity on them were investigated.
Method: In an ex post facto research, 99 participants were selected via simple nonrandom or convenience sampling, and were divided into three groups: chronic bipolar patients (n=33), first episode bipolar patients (n=33), and healthy controls (n=33). Subjects were evaluated using Color-Word Stroop, Wisconsin card sorting, Continuous Performance, and Digit Span sub scale tests.
Results: The results of one way analysis of variance indicated the significant presence of deficits in bipolar groups compared to the normal group; however there was no significant difference between chronic and first episode patients.
Conclusion: Results indicated the lack of effect of chronicity on executive functions in bipolar patients. 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2010/02/20 | Accepted: 2010/04/21 | Published: 2010/06/22

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