Although cognitive impairment is a core feature of bipolar disorder (BD) there is no instrument of choice for the assessment of bipolar patients. The aim of this study is to assess cognitive performance using the Brief Assessment of Cognition in Affective Disorders (BAC-A), a comprehensive test battery developed specifically for BD, and determine its suitability to estimate global functioning.

J Psychiatr Res. 2015 Jan;60:81-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2014.10.002. Epub 2014 Oct 22.