Lopez-Jaramillo of the Universidad de Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia, and associates administered a series of cognitive function tests to three groups: 20 patients with bipolar disorder who had been euthymic
for at least six months and were not taking medication; 20 patients with bipolar illness, also in remission, who had been on lithium monotherapy at therapeutic blood levels (0.
Cognitive impairment in the euthymic
phase of chronic unipolar depression.
On mental status examination, the consultant (MS) found the patient to have a clear sensorium, a euthymic
mood and a responsive affect.
The study by Trivedi et al (1) in this issue attempts to compare the cognitive functioning in a group of persons with schizophrenia who are currently clinically stable and on maintenance medication and in euthymic
The researchers conclude that women with histories of depression who are euthymic
during antidepressant therapy should be informed that they may have a relapse if they discontinue medication during pregnancy.
1999, Neuropsychological function in euthymic
patients with bipolar disorder, British Journal of Psychiatry, 175, 246-251.
Her mood appeared generally euthymic
and she reported, "feeling much better," although she admitted that a few things were currently troubling her.
If this phenomenon reflects a personality characteristic, one would expect a chronicity of greater than average variation in mood--even during so-called euthymic
periods, as several authors have argued (Depue & Fuhrman, 1987; Depue et al.
Methods: A total of 61 euthymic
patients with bipolar disorder and 30 healthy individuals were included in the study.
Neurocognitive Performance in Euthymic
Bipolar I Patients With and Without History of Psychosis From a Multimodal Intervention Program: PRISMA
13) detected higher serum TAS in euthymic
(EU) BD patients than in HCs, whereas Kunz et al.
Moreover, these results were comparable to prior studies on BD patients after manic and euthymic
episodes [124, 254].