Verbal fluency in bipolar disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

  title={Verbal fluency in bipolar disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Delphine Raucher-Ch{\'e}n{\'e} and Am{\'e}lie M. Achim and Arthur Kaladjian and Chrystel Besche-Richard},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
BACKGROUND One of the main features of bipolar disorder (BD), besides mood dysregulation, is an alteration of the structure of language. Bipolar patients present changes in semantic contents, impaired verbal associations, abnormal prosody and abnormal speed of language highlighted with various experimental tasks. Verbal fluency tasks are widely used to assess the abilities of bipolar patients to retrieve and produce verbal material from the lexico-semantic memory. Studies using these tasks have… CONTINUE READING
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