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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208982/delusional-disorder-in-a-patient-with-corpus-callosum-agenesis
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M S Bhatia, Rashmita Saha, Nimisha Doval
Agenesis of corpus callosum is rare and associated neuropsychiatric abnormalities reported are epilepsy, Asperger's syndrome, learning problems, depression, schizophrenia, conduct disorder and conversion symptoms. Schizophrenia is the most common psychiatric disorder reported among corpus callosum agenesis. We report a rare case of delusional disorder with corpus callosum agenesis and seizure disorder. The patient presented with delusions of persecution towards younger brother and mother, disturbed sleep and reduced appetite...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183367/selective-functional-disconnection-of-the-orbitofrontal-subregions-in-schizophrenia
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Y Xu, W Qin, C Zhuo, L Xu, J Zhu, X Liu, C Yu
BACKGROUND: As a disconnection syndrome, schizophrenia has shown impaired resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) in the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC); however, the OFC is a rather heterogeneous region and the rsFC changes in the OFC subregions remain unknown. METHOD: A total of 98 schizophrenia patients and 102 healthy controls underwent resting-state functional MRI using a sensitivity-encoded spiral-in imaging sequence (SENSE-SPIRAL) to reduce susceptibility-induced signal loss and distortion...
February 10, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171781/increased-white-matter-radial-diffusivity-is-associated-with-prefrontal-cortical-folding-deficits-in-schizophrenia
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C Christoph Schultz, Gerd Wagner, Claudia Schachtzabel, Jürgen R Reichenbach, Ralf G M Schlösser, Heinrich Sauer, Kathrin Koch
The neuronal underpinnings of cortical folding alterations in schizophrenia remain unclear. Theories on the physiological development of cortical folds stress the importance of white matter fibers for this process and disturbances of fiber tracts might be relevant for cortical folding alterations in schizophrenia. Nine-teen patients with schizophrenia and 19 healthy subjects underwent T1-weighted MRI and DTI. Cortical folding was computed using a surface based approach. DTI was analyzed using FSL and SPM 5...
February 4, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165438/morphologic-differences-of-occipital-region-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-and-migraine-headache-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-and-visual-evoked-potentials-veps
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Gorana Sulejmanpašić, Saida Fišeković, Senad Drnda
Aim To compare morphologic variations of occipital sulci patterns in patients with schizophrenia and migraine headache regarding gender and laterality using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and visual evoked potentials (VEPs) as well as damage of visual pathway in patients with schizophrenia. Methods This study included 80 patients. Brain scans and visual evoked potential responses recorded over the occipital cortex were performed to analyze the occipital region of both hemispheres. Average total volumes of both hemispheres and average values of latency of the healthy population were used for comparison...
February 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152990/reduced-functional-connectivity-between-bilateral-precuneus-and-contralateral-parahippocampus-in-schizotypal-personality-disorder
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Yikang Zhu, Yunxiang Tang, Tianhong Zhang, Hui Li, Yingying Tang, Chunbo Li, Xingguang Luo, Yongguang He, Zheng Lu, Jijun Wang
BACKGROUND: Schizotypal personality disorder (SPD) is linked to schizophrenia in terms of shared genetics, biological markers and phenomenological characteristics. In the current study, we aimed to determine whether the previously reported altered functional connectivity (FC) with precuneus in patients with schizophrenia could be extended to individuals with SPD. METHODS: Twenty subjects with SPD and 19 healthy controls were recruited from 4461 freshmen at a university in Shanghai and received a resting-state scan of MRI...
February 2, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143492/a-longitudinal-study-of-associations-between-psychiatric-symptoms-and-disorders-and-cerebral-gray-matter-volumes-in-adolescents-born-very-preterm
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Violeta L Botellero, Jon Skranes, Knut Jørgen Bjuland, Asta Kristine Håberg, Stian Lydersen, Ann-Mari Brubakk, Marit S Indredavik, Marit Martinussen
BACKGROUND: Being born preterm with very low birthweight (VLBW ≤ 1500 g) poses a risk for cortical and subcortical gray matter (GM) abnormalities, as well as for having more psychiatric problems during childhood and adolescence than term-born individuals. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between cortical and subcortical GM volumes and the course of psychiatric disorders during adolescence in VLBW individuals. METHODS: We followed VLBW individuals and term-born controls (birth weight ≥10th percentile) from 15 (VLBW;controls n = 40;56) to 19 (n = 44;60) years of age...
February 1, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143464/brain-structural-and-functional-dissociated-patterns-in-schizophrenia
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Chuanjun Zhuo, Jiajia Zhu, Chunli Wang, Hongru Qu, Xiaolei Ma, Hongjun Tian, Mei Liu, Wen Qin
BACKGROUND: Although previous studies found that aberrations in gray matter volume (GMV) and global functional connectivity density (gFCD) are important characteristics of schizophrenia, to the best of our knowledge no study to date has investigated the associations between the spatial distribution patterns of GMV and gFCD alterations. We investigated pattern changes in gFCD and GMV among patients with schizophrenia and their associated spatial distributions. METHODS: Ninety-five patients with schizophrenia and 93 matched healthy controls underwent structural and resting-state functional MRI scanning to assess gFCD and GMV...
January 31, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130005/resting-state-functional-connectivity-in-medication-na%C3%A3-ve-schizophrenia-patients-with-and-without-auditory-verbal-hallucinations-a-preliminary-report
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Xiao Chang, Guusje Collin, Yibin Xi, Longbiao Cui, Lianne H Scholtens, Iris E Sommer, Huaning Wang, Hong Yin, René S Kahn, Martijn P van den Heuvel
Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) are a cardinal feature of schizophrenia that has been associated with activation in language processing areas, in concert with higher-order cognitive brain networks. It remains to be determined whether, and if so how, the functional dynamics between these brain regions contributes to the emergence of AVH. The current study recruited 36 first-episode medication-naïve schizophrenia patients, including 18 patients with AVH, 18 patients free of AVH and 18 controls matched on age, gender and level of education...
January 24, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125578/functional-connectivity-anomalies-in-adolescents-with-psychotic-symptoms
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Francesco Amico, Erik O'Hanlon, Dominik Kraft, Viola Oertel-Knöchel, Mary Clarke, Ian Kelleher, Niamh Higgins, Helen Coughlan, Daniel Creegan, Mark Heneghan, Emmet Power, Lucy Power, Jessica Ryan, Thomas Frodl, Mary Cannon
BACKGROUND: Previous magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research suggests that, prior to the onset of psychosis, high risk youths already exhibit brain abnormalities similar to those present in patients with schizophrenia. OBJECTIVES: The goal of the present study was to describe the functional organization of endogenous activation in young adolescents who report auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) in view of the "distributed network" hypothesis of psychosis. We recruited 20 young people aged 13-16 years who reported AVHs and 20 healthy controls matched for age, gender and handedness from local schools...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122258/effects-of-early-or-late-prenatal-immune-activation-in-mice-on-behavioral-and-neuroanatomical-abnormalities-relevant-to-schizophrenia-in-the-adulthood
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Vivian T da Silveira, Daniel de Castro Medeiros, Jivago Ropke, Patricia A Guidine, Gustavo H Rezende, Marcio Flavio D Moraes, Eduardo Mazoni A M Mendes, Danielle Macedo, Fabricio A Moreira, Antonio Carlos P de Oliveira
Maternal immune activation (MIA) during pregnancy in rodents increases the risk of the offspring to develop schizophrenia-related behaviors, suggesting a relationship between the immune system and the brain development. Here we tested the hypothesis that MIA induced by the viral mimetic polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (poly I:C) in early or late gestation of mice leads to behavioral and neuroanatomical disorders in the adulthood. On gestational days (GDs) 9 or 17 pregnant dams were treated with poly I:C or saline via intravenous route and the offspring behaviors were measured during adulthood...
January 22, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116236/the-neural-correlates-and-clinical-characteristics-of-psychosis-in-the-frontotemporal-dementia-continuum-and-the-c9orf72-expansion
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Emma M Devenney, Ramon Landin-Romero, Muireann Irish, Michael Hornberger, Eneida Mioshi, Glenda M Halliday, Matthew C Kiernan, John R Hodges
OBJECTIVE: This present study aims to address the gap in the literature regarding the severity and underlying neural correlates of psychotic symptoms in frontotemporal dementia with and without the C9orf72 gene expansion. METHODS: Fifty-six patients with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (20 with concomitant amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and 23 healthy controls underwent neuropsychological assessments, detailed clinical interview for assessment of psychosis symptoms, brain MRI and genetic testing...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115738/glutamate-imaging-glucest-reveals-lower-brain-glucest-contrast-in-patients-on-the-psychosis-spectrum
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D R Roalf, R P R Nanga, P E Rupert, H Hariharan, M Quarmley, M E Calkins, E Dress, K Prabhakaran, M A Elliott, P J Moberg, R C Gur, R E Gur, R Reddy, B I Turetsky
Psychosis commonly develops in adolescence or early adulthood. Youths at clinical high risk (CHR) for psychosis exhibit similar, subtle symptoms to those with schizophrenia (SZ). Malfunctioning neurotransmitter systems, such as glutamate, are implicated in the disease progression of psychosis. Yet, in vivo imaging techniques for measuring glutamate across the cortex are limited. Here, we use a novel 7 Tesla MRI glutamate imaging technique (GluCEST) to estimate changes in glutamate levels across cortical and subcortical regions in young healthy individuals and ones on the psychosis spectrum...
January 24, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102528/alteration-of-gray-matter-microstructure-in-schizophrenia
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Seitz Johanna, Rathi Yogesh, Lyall Amanda, Pasternak Ofer, Del Re Elisabetta C, Niznikiewicz Margaret, Nestor Paul, J Seidman Larry, L Petryshen Tracey, I Mesholam-Gately Raquelle, Wojcik Joanne, W McCarley Robert, E Shenton Martha, K Koerte Inga, Kubicki Marek
Neuroimaging studies demonstrate gray matter (GM) macrostructural abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia (SCZ). While ex-vivo and genetic studies suggest cellular pathology associated with abnormal neurodevelopmental processes in SCZ, few in-vivo measures have been proposed to target microstructural GM organization. Here, we use diffusion heterogeneity- to study GM microstructure in SCZ. Structural and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were acquired on a 3 Tesla scanner in 46 patients with SCZ and 37 matched healthy controls (HC)...
January 19, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079061/progressive-decline-in-hippocampal-ca1-volume-in-individuals-at-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis-who-do-not-remit-findings-from-the-longitudinal-youth-at-risk-study
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New Fei Ho, Daphne J Holt, Mike Cheung, Juan Eugenio Iglesias, Alex Goh, Mingyuan Wang, Joseph Kw Lim, Joshua de Souza, Joann S Poh, Yuen Mei See, Alison R Adcock, Stephen J Wood, Michael Wl Chee, Jimmy Lee, Juan Zhou
Most individuals identified as ultra-high-risk (UHR) for psychosis do not develop frank psychosis. They continue to exhibit subthreshold symptoms, or go on to fully remit. Prior work has shown that the volume of CA1, a subfield of the hippocampus, is selectively reduced in the early stages of schizophrenia. Here we aimed to determine whether patterns of volume change of CA1 are different in UHR individuals who do or do not achieve symptomatic remission. Structural MRI scans were acquired at baseline and at 1-2 follow-up time points (at 12-month intervals) from 147 UHR and healthy control subjects...
February 1, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076640/frontal-lobe-alterations-in-schizophrenia-a-review
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Ateeq Mubarik, Hassaan Tohid
Objective: To highlight the changes in the frontal lobe of the human brain in people with schizophrenia. Methods: This was a qualitative review of the literature. Results: Many schizophrenic patients exhibit functional, structural, and metabolic abnormalities in the frontal lobe. Some patients have few or no alterations, while some have more functional and structural changes than others. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) shows structural and functional changes in volume, gray matter, white matter, and functional activity in the frontal lobe, but the mechanisms underlying these changes are not yet fully understood...
October 2016: Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047652/su-f-sps-07-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-findings-in-early-phase-psychosis
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A Wright, R Ma, T Hummer, M Francis, N Mehdiyoun, U Dydak, A Breier
PURPOSE: Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder characterized by disordered thoughts, abnormal social behaviors, flat affect, and auditory or visual hallucinations. The current study aims to investigate alterations in brain metabolism in patients near the onset of psychosis (early-phase psychosis, EPP), to characterize abnormalities during the early stages of schizophrenia. To this end, we used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) to measure metabolite levels and subsequently monitor the effect of treatment with N-acetylcysteine (NAC)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025253/visual-population-receptive-fields-in-people-with-schizophrenia-have-reduced-inhibitory-surrounds
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Elaine J Anderson, Marc S Tibber, D Sam Schwarzkopf, Sukhwinder S Shergill, Emilio Fernandez-Egea, Geraint Rees, Steven C Dakin
People with schizophrenia (SZ) experience abnormal visual perception on a range of visual tasks, which have been linked to abnormal synaptic transmission and an imbalance between cortical excitation and inhibition. However, differences in the underlying architecture of visual cortex neurons, which might explain these visual anomalies, have yet to be reported in vivo Here, we probed the neural basis of these deficits using fMRI and population receptive field (pRF) mapping to infer properties of visually responsive neurons in people with SZ...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012640/white-matter-integrity-and-symptom-dimensions-of-schizophrenia-a-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study
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Miriam H A Bopp, Rebecca Zöllner, Andreas Jansen, Bruno Dietsche, Axel Krug, Tilo T J Kircher
Impaired fiber bundle connectivity between brain regions is a key neuropathological finding in schizophrenia. Symptom dimensions in schizophrenia can be clustered into factor models. Single syndromes have been related to grey and white matter brain structure alterations. We associated all core syndromes of schizophrenia in a single patient group with changes in white matter integrity. Diffusion weighted images (3T MRI) and SAPS/SANS scores were measured in 26 male patients and 26 healthy controls. First, group differences in fractional anisotropy (FA) were calculated with TBSS...
December 21, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012424/white-matter-microstructure-and-volitional-motor-activity-in-schizophrenia-a-diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-study
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Lise Docx, Louise Emsell, Wim Van Hecke, Timo De Bondt, Paul M Parizel, Bernard Sabbe, Manuel Morrens
Avolition is a core feature of schizophrenia and may arise from altered brain connectivity. Here we used diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) to investigate the association between white matter (WM) microstructure and volitional motor activity. Multi-shell diffusion MRI and 24-h actigraphy data were obtained from 20 right-handed patients with schizophrenia and 16 right-handed age and gender matched healthy controls. We examined correlations between fractional anisotropy (FA), mean diffusivity (MD), mean kurtosis (MK), and motor activity level, as well as group differences in these measures...
February 28, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989645/effects-of-environmental-risks-and-polygenic-loading-for-schizophrenia-on-cortical-thickness
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Emma Neilson, Catherine Bois, Jude Gibson, Barbara Duff, Andrew Watson, Neil Roberts, Nicholas J Brandon, John Dunlop, Jeremy Hall, Andrew M McIntosh, Heather C Whalley, Stephen M Lawrie
There are established differences in cortical thickness (CT) in schizophrenia (SCZ) and bipolar (BD) patients when compared to healthy controls (HC). However, it is unknown to what extent environmental or genetic risk factors impact on CT in these populations. We have investigated the effect of Environmental Risk Scores (ERS) and Polygenic Risk Scores for SCZ (PGRS-SCZ) on CT. Structural MRI scans were acquired at 3T for patients with SCZ or BD (n=57) and controls (n=41). Cortical reconstructions were generated in FreeSurfer (v5...
December 15, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
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