Saccadic distractibility is elevated in schizophrenia patients, but not in their unaffected relatives.

@article{MacCabe2005SaccadicDI,
  title={Saccadic distractibility is elevated in schizophrenia patients, but not in their unaffected relatives.},
  author={James H MacCabe and Helen J. Simon and Jolanta W Zanelli and Rebecca Elizabeth Ann Walwyn and Colm D McDonald and Robin M. Murray},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={35 12},
  pages={
          1727-36
        }
}
BACKGROUND Saccadic distractibility, as measured by the antisaccade task, has attracted attention as a putative endophenotypic marker for schizophrenia. Some studies have suggested that this measure is elevated in the unaffected relatives of schizophrenia patients. However, recent studies have called this into question and the topic remains controversial. METHOD Saccadic distractibility was measured in 53 patients with DSM-IV schizophrenia, 80 unaffected first-degree relatives and 41… CONTINUE READING

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