Volume : VI, Issue : I, January - 2016

Cognition in Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder: Effects of gender difference.

Dr. Chandrakant Paliwal, Dr. Vismita Paliwal

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A study was conducted to observe differences in the cognitive abilities of patients of paranoid schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with respect to their gender. Two verbal and two non verbal neurocognitive tests were administered on 60 males and 60 females suffering from both of these disorders. Females suffering from paranoid schizophrenia were found to have better cognitive abilities than those of males whereas males of manic depression were found to have better cognition as compared to female manic depressives. When the difference was observed in all the male and female patients irrespective of the disorder, there was significant difference observed in the scores of trail making test A and clock drawing test. It was then concluded that there are differences in the cognitive functioning of male and female schizophrenic or manic depressive patients, though not all at the significant level. The hypotheses were partially proved. Larger samples may be required for generalizing the results.

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Dr. ChandraKant Paliwal, Dr. Vismita Paliwal Cognition in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: Effects of Gender Difference. Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.6, Issue : 1 January 2016

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