Impairment of Executive Functions and Memory in Unaffected Siblings of Patients with Bipolar Disorder

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Yildirim D. U. , Poyraz C. , Poyraz B. Ç. , Ozdemir A., DURAN A.

JOURNAL OF MOOD DISORDERS, vol.5, no.1, pp.16-22, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/jmood.20141101050757
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MOOD DISORDERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.16-22


Objective: Neurocognitive impairments in bipolar patients as a possible endophenotype is a growing field of research. Impairments in executive functions and memory have been reported in relatives of patients with bipolar disorder, suggesting that they could be potential endophenotypes for genetic studies. In this study, neuropsychological performance in unaffected siblings of patients diagnosed as bipolar I disorder is compared to that of matched healthy controls.