Psychomotor performance of patients on maintenance lithium therapy
Article first published online: 13 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1993 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental
Volume 8, Issue 2, pages 141–144, March/April 1993
How to Cite
Jauhar, P., McClure, I., Hillary, C. and Watson, A. (1993), Psychomotor performance of patients on maintenance lithium therapy. Hum. Psychopharmacol. Clin. Exp., 8: 141–144. doi: 10.1002/hup.470080208
- Issue published online: 13 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 13 OCT 2004
- critical flicker fusion frequency;
- choice reaction time;
- verbal memory;
- driving simulation
Lithium has changed the natural history of affective disorder, resulting in the majority of patients functioning in the community with no overt impairment in their emotional or social functioning. This study evaluated the psychomotor performance of a sample of patients stabilised on lithium, using a battery of computerised psychomotor tests. These tests reinforced previous concern regarding impairment of psychomotor functioning, parimarily reaction times, in patients on long term lithium.