Attention control in mood and anxiety disorders: evidence from the antisaccade task

B. Ainsworth, M. Garner

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Abstract

The antisaccade task (in which participants must suppress a reflexive saccade towards a sudden, peripheral stimulus and generate a volitional saccade in the opposite direction) is considered a measure of cognitive inhibition. The task has been used to examine cognitive control deficits in several neuropsychiatric conditions, most notably schizophrenia. This article summarizes recent evidence from antisaccade tasks in mood and anxiety disorders, with reference to neuropsychological models and psychopharmacological mechanisms
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-280
Number of pages7
JournalHuman Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental
Volume28
Issue number3
Early online date8 May 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2013

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