Urgent need to assess the long-term impact of the psychotropic medications on the cognitive profile among youth with bipolar disorder

Author(s): Alvaro Frias

Cognitive side-effects of psychotropic medications for bipolar disorder (BD) have been widely discussed for adult patients. Basically, prospective studies suggest that long-term treatment with lithium and second generation antipsychotics (SGA) (mainly olanzapine or risperidone) may negatively affect verbal memory/learning and psychomotor speed, respectively .

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