Impairment of verbal learning and memory and executive function in unaffected siblings of probands with bipolar disorder.

@article{Kulkarni2010ImpairmentOV,
  title={Impairment of verbal learning and memory and executive function in unaffected siblings of probands with bipolar disorder.},
  author={Sandip Kulkarni and Sanjeev R. Jain and Y. C. Janardhan Reddy and Keshav Janakiprasad Kumar and T. K. Kandavel},
  journal={Bipolar disorders},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={647-56}
}
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 compared to that of individually matched healthy controls. We hypothesized that performance on tests of executive functions and memory would… CONTINUE READING

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