Publication
Title
The longitudinal course of cognitive insight and mood in bipolar disorder
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Abstract
Cognitive insight or the ability to be self-reflective and to retain from being over-confident in own beliefs is an upcoming topic in research regarding psychiatric disorders. In bipolar disorder investigations are scarce and an important lacuna is the unexamined longitudinal relationship between cognitive insight and mood. Therefore, in this study the level of cognitive insight, mania and depression were assessed in a total of 56 patients with bipolar disorder at baseline, four months and eight months follow-up. In addition, the cognitive insight of 35 healthy controls was assessed at baseline and at four months follow-up. The current research shows that self-reflectiveness and self-certainty remained stable over time in bipolar disorder. The improvement of mood did not affect the course of cognitive insight. However, at baseline higher levels of depression were correlated with more self-reflectiveness. In addition, self-reflectiveness was higher for bipolar disorder patients in comparison with the healthy controls. Our results could imply that higher levels of self-reflectiveness are a specific characteristic in bipolar disorder that is independent from an improvement in mood.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Psychiatry research. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2018
ISSN
0165-1781
Volume/pages
269 (2018) , p. 9-12
ISI
000449902700002
Pubmed ID
30144670
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 20.09.2021
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