Antisaccade performance of 1,273 men: Effects of schizotypy, anxiety, and depression

Nikolaos Smyrnis, Ioannis Evdokimidis, Nicholas C. Stefanis, Dimitrios Avramopoulos, Theodoros S. Constantinidis, Alexios Stavropoulos, Costas N. Stefanis

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A total of 1,273 conscripts of the Greek Air Force performed antisaccades and completed self-reporting questionnaires measuring schizotypy and current state-dependent psychopathology. Only 1.0% of variability in antisaccade performance indices was related to psychometric scores in the population and could be attributed more to current state-dependent symptoms such as anxiety rather than to schizotypy. In contrast, a specific increase of error rate and response latency variability and a high correlation of these 2 variables was observed in a group with very high schizotypy scores. This effect was independent of anxiety and depression, suggesting that a specific group of psychosis-prone individuals has a characteristic deviance in antisaccade performance that is not present in the general population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-414
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Abnormal Psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry


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