Kamilla Miskowiak, Camilla Gjerullf-Hansen, Maria Jensen, Sandra Nielsen & Caroline Ott:
Assessment and treatment of cognitive impairments in patients with affective disorders
Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V04190234
Many patients with affective disorders have cognitive impairments during remission, which impede their functional recovery and quality of life. The International Society for Bipolar Disorders Targeting Cognition Task Force recommends that clinicians screen for cognitive impairments, when patients are in remission using subjective and objective screening tools. Clinicians should evaluate, whether any impairments are secondary to comorbidity, medication or unhealthy lifestyle. Information to patients and their relatives about how to tackle cognitive impairments can improve daily life functioning.