1995 issue 4

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Volume 4, issue 4

Diagnostyka obrazowa i neuropsychologiczna

Cognitive functions in affective disorders

EWA HABRAT1
1. I Kliniki Psychiatrycznej IPiN w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1995, 4, 333-340
Keywords: cognitive functions, affective disorders

Abstract

Major impairments of cognitive functions in affective disorders are discussed in the paper. Differences between cognitive impairments found in dementia, old age and in affective disorders are outlined, as well as the effect of the type and degree of cognitive dysfunctions on antidepressive treatment efficacy. Practical cues on how to inform patients and their families about these dysfunctions are given.

Address for correspondence:
Mgr Ewa Habrat,
II Klinika Psychiatryczna lPiN,
Al. Sobieskiego 1/9,
02-957 Warszawa