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Stroop-test interference in bipolar disorder

  • Eugenia Kravariti (a1), Katja Schulze (a1), Fergus Kane (a1), Sridevi Kalidindi (a1), Elvira Bramon (a1), Muriel Walshe (a1), Nicolette Marshall (a1), Mei-Hua Hall (a1), Anna Georgiades (a1), Colm McDonald (a1) and Robin M. Murray (a1)...
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We analysed Stroop (neuropsychological screening test) measures of response inhibition in 18 twin pairs discordant for bipolar I disorder compared with 17 healthy control pairs, as well as 40 singletons with bipolar disorder with psychotic features and a family history of psychosis, 46 of their first-degree relatives without bipolar disorder or psychosis and 48 controls. In both studies, individuals with bipolar disorder showed Stroop deficits and their first-degree relatives showed intact performance. In the twin patients, an interference score was associated with depressive symptoms. Having a first-degree relative with bipolar disorder, even a familial, psychotic form, did not confer risk for enhanced susceptibility to interference in our studies.

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Correspondence: Eugenia Kravariti, PhD, Box 58, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK. Email: e.kravariti@iop.kcl.ac.uk
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Stroop-test interference in bipolar disorder

  • Eugenia Kravariti (a1), Katja Schulze (a1), Fergus Kane (a1), Sridevi Kalidindi (a1), Elvira Bramon (a1), Muriel Walshe (a1), Nicolette Marshall (a1), Mei-Hua Hall (a1), Anna Georgiades (a1), Colm McDonald (a1) and Robin M. Murray (a1)...
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