Memory Impairment in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: A Comparative Study
The aim of the study was to assess the differences in memory functioning between patients of Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder with the assumption of higher impairment in patients of Schizophrenia. The sample of 120 participants, 60 patients with Schizophrenia (30 males & 30 females) and 60 patients with Bipolar Disorder (30 males & 30 females) was collected from Karwan-e-Hayat Psychiatric Care and Rehabilitation Centre. The age of the participants ranged from 18 to 35 years and duration of illness was between 3 to 10 years. To find out the memory functioning, Cognitive Symptoms Checklist (CSC: O’Hara, Harrell, Bellingrath, & Lisicia, 1993) was administered. For statistical analysis t-test was applied to compare the groups using SPSS version 17.0 was used. The significant difference was found on memory functioning between patients of schizophrenia and bipolar disorders (t=-4.46, df =118, p<.05).
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