Funzioni cognitive nella sindrome di Turner

Translated title of the contribution: Cognitive abilities in Turner's syndrome

U. Balottin, V. Isola, D. Larizza, P. Piccinelli, G. Rossi, F. L O Curto

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Background. In this article, the interrelations between biological and emotional factors in learning disabilities in Turner's syndrome are studied. Methods. This is a transversal study with a 18 months neuropsychiatric follow-up. Five girls with the syndrome, aged between 12 and 22 years have been studied using Wechsler scales (WISC-R and WAIS), individual interviews and psychodiagnostic tests, to describe both their cognitive profile and psychological traits. Results. The intelligence tests show selective impairments in visuo-spatial area, with lower score on performance IQ, especially in the subtests "Block Design" and "Object Assembly"; individual interviews and psychodiagnostic tests show signs of psychological disease, often consequences of this syndrome, and only in one girl with an associated diagnosis of psychosis. Conclusions. Psychological and environmental factors, as well as the genetics, may play an important role in the impairment of cognitive abilities, and the neuropsychological aspects may not be related only with the organic substrate.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)419-425
Number of pages7
JournalMinerva Pediatrica
Volume50
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1998

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Turner Syndrome
Aptitude
Psychology
Interviews
Wechsler Scales
Intelligence Tests
Learning Disorders
Biological Factors
Psychotic Disorders

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Balottin, U., Isola, V., Larizza, D., Piccinelli, P., Rossi, G., & Curto, F. L. O. (1998). Funzioni cognitive nella sindrome di Turner. Minerva Pediatrica, 50(10), 419-425.

Funzioni cognitive nella sindrome di Turner. / Balottin, U.; Isola, V.; Larizza, D.; Piccinelli, P.; Rossi, G.; Curto, F. L O.

In: Minerva Pediatrica, Vol. 50, No. 10, 10.1998, p. 419-425.

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Balottin, U, Isola, V, Larizza, D, Piccinelli, P, Rossi, G & Curto, FLO 1998, 'Funzioni cognitive nella sindrome di Turner', Minerva Pediatrica, vol. 50, no. 10, pp. 419-425.
Balottin U, Isola V, Larizza D, Piccinelli P, Rossi G, Curto FLO. Funzioni cognitive nella sindrome di Turner. Minerva Pediatrica. 1998 Oct;50(10):419-425.
Balottin, U. ; Isola, V. ; Larizza, D. ; Piccinelli, P. ; Rossi, G. ; Curto, F. L O. / Funzioni cognitive nella sindrome di Turner. In: Minerva Pediatrica. 1998 ; Vol. 50, No. 10. pp. 419-425.
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