Keshav J Kumar

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BACKGROUND Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is associated with impairments in multiple neuropsychological domains but the findings are rather inconsistent across studies. One potential reason for poor replication is the confounding influence of medications. There is limited research on neuropsychological performance in medication-naïve, never treated OCD(More)
BACKGROUND Impairments in executive functions and non-verbal memory are considered potential endophenotype markers of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). For the neuropsychological deficits to be considered endophenotypes, they should be demonstrable in unaffected family members. AIM To compare the neuropsychological performance in unaffected siblings of(More)
OBJECTIVE Neuropsychological deficits are potential endophenotype markers. In obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), there is impairment in executive functions and nonverbal memory. However, studies have largely examined neuropsychological functioning in patients during the symptomatic phase. The state independent nature of neuropsychological deficits in OCD(More)
Examination of brain structural and functional abnormalities in amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) has the potential to enhance our understanding of the initial pathophysiological changes in dementia. We examined gray matter volumes and white matter microstructural integrity, as well as resting state functional connectivity (rsFC) in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition where in early diagnosis and interventions are key policy priorities in dementia services and research. We studied the functional and structural connectivity in mild AD to determine the nature of connectivity changes that coexist with neurocognitive deficits in the(More)
OBJECTIVES Impairments in executive function and memory have been reported in relatives of patients with bipolar disorder, suggesting that they could be potential endophenotypes for genetic studies, but the findings are inconsistent. In this study, neuropsychological performance in unaffected siblings of probands with family loading for bipolar disorder is(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Impairment of cognitive functions occurs in essential tremor (ET) although the mechanism is largely unknown. A possible association between cognitive performance and brain atrophy in ET patients was examined using neuropsychological tests and voxel-based morphometry (VBM). METHODS Twenty-five patients with ET and 25 matched healthy(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Impairment of cognitive functions occurs in essential tremor, though the mechanism is largely unknown. The aim of this study was to find microstructural correlates of cognitive dysfunction seen in essential tremor by using DTI and neuropsychological assessment. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-five patients with essential tremor and 55(More)
Knowledge of how specific neurocognition (NC) abilities predict social cognition (SC) in schizophrenia has potential to guide novel integrated cognitive-remediation therapies. The scope of studies conducted in this field is limited as they have not examined a comprehensive set of SC domains and they employ small sample sizes of heterogeneous patient groups.(More)