Topics tagged with "Functioning"

Functional outcomes

What are functional outcomes in bipolar disorder? Functional outcomes refer to aspects of general life and day-to-day function that may be impacted as a consequence of illness-related impairments. For example, symptom severity has been significantly associated with community functioning, including social functioning, work performance, and social skills. Impaired social cognition may impact on functional outcome in terms of maintaining efficient social interactions and independent living skills. Interventions to improve symptom severity or cognitive impairments may have additional benefit for general functional outcomes. What is the evidence for functional outcomes in people with bipolar disorder? Moderate quality evidence found only around…

Cognition and functioning

What is the relationship between cognition and functioning in bipolar disorder? Functional outcomes refer to aspects of general life and day-to-day functioning that may be impacted as a consequence of illness-related impairments. Impaired cognition may impact on such functional outcomes, and may vary across different cognitive domains and functional indicators. Interventions to improve cognitive impairments may have additional benefit for general functional outcomes. What is the evidence for the relationship between cognition and functional outcomes? High quality evidence suggests poor cognitive ability across multiple domains is associated with poor general functioning. Moderate to low quality evidence suggests a relationship between…

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