Lateralization of hand skill in bipolar affective disorder.

  title={Lateralization of hand skill in bipolar affective disorder.},
  author={Jonathan Savitz and Lize van der Merwe and Mark Solms and Raj Kumar S Ramesar},
  journal={Genes, brain, and behavior},
  volume={6 8},
Diverse strands of evidence suggest that schizophrenia is associated with an excess of left and mixed handedness, reflecting anomalous cerebral lateralization. Genetic studies have indicated a degree of overlap between bipolar disorder (BPD) and schizophrenia. Nevertheless, pattern of handedness and degree of lateralization have not been explicitly tested in BPD. We measured handedness, footedness and relative manual dexterity in a sample of 47 families comprising BPD probands and their bipolar… CONTINUE READING
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