Negative emotion impairs working memory in pediatric patients with bipolar disorder type I.

@article{Schenkel2012NegativeEI,
  title={Negative emotion impairs working memory in pediatric patients with bipolar disorder type I.},
  author={Lindsay S. Schenkel and Alessandra M. Passarotti and John A. Sweeney and Mani N. Pavuluri},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={42 12},
  pages={2567-77}
}
BACKGROUND We investigated affect recognition and the impact of emotional valence on working memory (using happy, angry, and neutral faces) in pediatric patients with bipolar disorder (BD) and healthy control (HC) subjects. METHOD Subjects (N=70) consisted of unmedicated patients with BD type I (BD I, n=23) and type II (BD II, n=16) and matched HC subjects (n=31). All subjects completed tasks of emotion recognition (Chicago Pediatric Emotional Acuity Task; Chicago PEAT) and working memory for… CONTINUE READING

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