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Research Article

Memory Impairment following Acute Tricyclic Antidepressants Overdose

Table 1

Memory score of TCA-poisoned patients in terms of different parameters at the time of initial consciousness and 24 hours afterward (mean ± SD) ().

ParameterCategoryInitial consciousness24 hours after consciousness
Memory score valueMemory score value

GenderMale2229.97 ± 9.400.36*49.79 ± 9.890.60*
Female4532.14 ± 8.8351.03 ± 8.78

Age range20–24 yrs4532.80 ± 8.500.11**52.48 ± 8.900.002**
25–34 yrs1430.32 ± 9.6047.85 ± 8.10
35–44 yrs526.90 ± 6.047.50 ± 2.10
45–54 yrs230.75 ± 8.8349.0 ± 8.40
55–64 yrs19.0 ± 0.024.50 ± 0.0

SeverityMild-to-moderate5232.31 ± 8.940.13***46.30 ± 8.500.03***
Severe1528.36 ± 8.9351.85 ± 8.90

Dosage range100–500 mg4234.71 ± 7.40<0.001**53.48 ± 8.10<0.001**
501–1000 mg734.37 ± 8.5053.62 ± 8.50
>1000 mg1821.94 ± 5.8042.10 ± 6.10

Total6731.43 ± 9.0250.62 ± 9.12<0.001****

When the patients were awake and were able to communicate after admission.
*Independent samples -test; **Pearson correlation test; ***Spearman correlation test; ****paired-samples -test.