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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890810/interaction-of-language-auditory-and-memory-brain-networks-in-auditory-verbal-hallucinations
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Branislava Ćurčić-Blake, Judith Ford, Daniela Hubl, Natasza D Orlov, Iris E Sommer, Flavie Waters, Paul Allen, Renaud Jardri, Peter W Woodruff, David Olivier, Christoph Mulert, Todd S Woodward, André Aleman
Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) occur in psychotic disorders, but also as a symptom of other conditions and even in healthy people. Several current theories on the origin of AVH converge, with neuroimaging studies suggesting that the language, auditory and memory/limbic networks are of particular relevance. However, reconciliation of these theories with experimental evidence is missing. We review 50 studies investigating functional (EEG and fMRI) and anatomic (diffusion tensor imaging) connectivity in these networks, and explore the evidence supporting abnormal connectivity in these networks associated with AVH...
November 24, 2016: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888974/early-intervention-in-schizophrenia-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Sunny Chieh Cheng, Karen G Schepp
Schizophrenia is a debilitating psychiatric disorder seen across the world. Recently, investigators have witnessed an upsurge in research on the potential benefits of early intervention during the prodromal stage: the sooner people start the treatment at their first psychotic episode, the better outcome on symptom relief and better functioning. This paper aims to critically review and synthesize empirical evidence published between 2005 and 2015 regarding the effectiveness of preemptive interventions on transition rate, symptom severity, depression, anxiety, and function level...
December 2016: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878417/neurobehavioural-evaluation-of-resveratrol-in-murine-models-of-anxiety-and-schizophrenia
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Mohammed Garba Magaji, Loretta Oghenekome Iniaghe, Mutiat Abolarin, Opeyemi Isa Abdullahi, Rabiu Abdusalam Magaji
Resveratrol, a caloric restriction mimetic, is a naturally occurring polyphenolic compound with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Oxidative stress has been implicated in the etiology of a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including generalized anxiety and schizophrenia. This study investigated the anxiolytic and antipsychotic potentials of resveratrol in murine models of anxiety and schizophrenia. Mice were pretreated with resveratrol (200 and 400 mg/kg) in 1% carboxymethyl cellulose for 14 days and subjected to behavioural tests on the 15th day...
November 22, 2016: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869058/relationship-of-amotivation-to-neurocognition-self-efficacy-and-functioning-in-first-episode-psychosis-a-structural-equation-modeling-approach
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W C Chang, V W Y Kwong, C L M Hui, S K W Chan, E H M Lee, E Y H Chen
BACKGROUND: Better understanding of the complex interplay among key determinants of functional outcome is crucial to promoting recovery in psychotic disorders. However, this is understudied in the early course of illness. We aimed to examine the relationships among negative symptoms, neurocognition, general self-efficacy and global functioning in first-episode psychosis (FEP) patients using structural equation modeling (SEM). METHOD: Three hundred and twenty-one Chinese patients aged 26-55 years presenting with FEP to an early intervention program in Hong Kong were recruited...
November 21, 2016: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863046/early-psychosis-intervention-outpatient-service-of-the-1st-psychiatric-university-clinic-in-athens-3-years-of-experience
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Constantinos Kollias, Lida-Alkisti Xenaki, Stefanos Dimitrakopoulos, Ioannis Kosteletos, Vassilis Kontaxakis, Nikos Stefanis, Charalampos Papageorgiou
To present the 3-year experience of the early intervention in psychosis (EIP) service implementation of the 1st Psychiatric University Clinic in Athens. An overview of: (1) the purpose of our service, (2) the referral network, (3) the selection criteria, (4) the diagnostic procedures, (5) the therapeutic interventions and (6) the research activities. The service was established in 2012 and developed gradually aiming to provide information, early detection, treatment and support to people aged 15 to 40 years with psychotic manifestations, who are either at increased risk of developing psychosis (at-risk mental state [ARMS]) or with first episode psychosis (FEP)...
November 9, 2016: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845774/serum-metabolite-profile-associates-with-the-development-of-metabolic-co-morbidities-in-first-episode-psychosis
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T Suvitaival, O Mantere, T Kieseppä, I Mattila, P Pöhö, T Hyötyläinen, J Suvisaari, M Orešič
Psychotic patients are at high risk for developing obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. These metabolic co-morbidities are hypothesized to be related to both treatment side effects as well as to metabolic changes occurring during the psychosis. Earlier metabolomics studies have shown that blood metabolite levels are predictive of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes in the general population as well as sensitive to the effects of antipsychotics. In this study, we aimed to identify the metabolite profiles predicting future weight gain and other metabolic abnormalities in psychotic patients...
November 15, 2016: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835719/adjunctive-taurine-in-first-episode-psychosis-a-phase-2-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
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Colin P O'Donnell, Kelly A Allott, Brendan P Murphy, Hok Pan Yuen, Tina-Marie Proffitt, Alicia Papas, Jennifer Moral, Tee Pham, Michaela K O'Regan, Christina Phassouliotis, Raelene Simpson, Patrick D McGorry
OBJECTIVE: Taurine is an inhibitory neuromodulatory amino acid in the central nervous system that activates the GABA- and glycine-insensitive chloride channel and inhibits the N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor. It also functions as a neuroprotective agent and has a role in neural development and neurogenesis. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of adjunctive taurine in improving symptomatology and cognition among patients with a DSM-IV first-episode psychotic disorder. METHODS: 121 patients with first-episode psychosis, aged 18-25 years, attending early intervention services consented to participate in this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial conducted from January 2007 to May 2009...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834101/outcome-of-first-episode-acute-and-transient-psychotic-disorder-in-hong-kong-chinese-a-20-year-retrospective-follow-up-study
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Johannes Yin Kwong Poon, Chi Ming Leung
BACKGROUND: 'Acute and transient psychotic disorder' (ATPD) is a category in ICD-10 marked by psychosis with acute onset and early remission. It remains relatively under-researched, despite controversies over its nosological status in the current classification system. AIMS: (1) To assess the changes in diagnosis over time in patients initially diagnosed as ATPD. (2) To identify factors predicting changes in diagnosis, and compare the long-term outcomes of various patterns of diagnostic shift...
November 11, 2016: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824782/possible-synergy-between-electroconvulsive-therapy-and-imipramine-a-case-report
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Tom K Birkenhäger, Esther M Pluijms
This report describes a 63-year-old woman, who had experienced 3 previous episodes of severe major depressive disorder. The first 2 episodes responded to treatment with antidepressants, whereas the third episode was accompanied by psychotic features and responded well to treatment with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). After a severe relapse, the patient responded very slowly to a second course of ECT and failed to achieve full remission. Within a few weeks, she had another severe relapse and responded very rapidly to a combination of ECT and imipramine...
November 2016: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808537/the-effect-of-positive-symptoms-on-social-cognition-in-first-episode-schizophrenia-is-modified-by-the-presence-of-negative-symptoms
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Vibeke Bliksted, Poul Videbech, Birgitte Fagerlund, Chris Frith
Objective: There is considerable evidence that patients with schizophrenia have neurocognitive and social-cognitive deficits. It is unclear how such deficits in first-episode schizophrenia relate to current clinical symptoms. Method: Fifty-nine patients with first-episode schizophrenia (FES) were tested using the Danish version of NART (premorbid IQ), subtests from WAIS-III (current IQ), and global cognition using Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrena (BACS), a neurocognitive test battery. Social perception was tested using film clips of everyday interactions (TASIT)...
November 3, 2016: Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804008/detecting-incipient-schizophrenia-a-validation-of-the-azima-battery-in-first-episode-psychosis
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Hiba Zafran, Barbara Mazer, Beverlea Tallant, Gevorg Chilingaryan, Isabelle Gelinas
Early psychosis intervention aims to accurately detect adolescents and young adults at risk for major mental disorders, particularly schizophrenia, yet early biomedical diagnostic accuracy remains poor. However, phenomenological approaches focusing on eliciting and understanding the subjective experience of help-seeking youth better detect incipient schizophrenia. The Azima Battery is an occupational therapy projective assessment that uses expressive media in a standard setup, in order to phenomenologically elicit and describe the activity performance and narratives of individuals at risk of, or on, the psychotic-spectrum...
November 2, 2016: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798223/ventral-striatal-dysfunction-and-symptom-expression-in-individuals-with-schizotypal-personality-traits-and-early-psychosis
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Matthias Kirschner, Oliver M Hager, Larissa Muff, Martin Bischof, Matthias N Hartmann-Riemer, Agne Kluge, Benedikt Habermeyer, Erich Seifritz, Philippe N Tobler, Stefan Kaiser
Striatal abnormalities play a crucial role in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Growing evidence suggests an association between aberrant striatal activity during reward anticipation and symptom dimensions in schizophrenia. However, it is not clear whether this holds across the psychosis continuum. The aim of the present study was to investigate alterations of ventral striatal activation during reward anticipation and its relationship to symptom expression in persons with schizotypal personality traits (SPT) and first-episode psychosis...
October 25, 2016: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796500/rates-and-predictors-of-relapse-in-first-episode-non-affective-psychosis-a-3-year-longitudinal-study-in-a-specialized-intervention-program-pafip
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José María Pelayo-Terán, Virginia Gajardo Gajardo Galán, Víctor de la Ortiz-García de la Foz, Obdulia Martínez-García, Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos, Benedicto Crespo-Facorro, Rosa Ayesa-Arriola
Relapses may represent a critical hazard in schizophrenia spectrum disorders as they are associated with an increased risk of a clinical and functional deterioration. Preventing relapse after recovering from a first psychotic episode has become a major challenge due to its critical impact on lifelong functionality. This study explored the rate of first and second relapses and the predictors associated with these relapses in a large cohort of non-affective psychosis patients during a period of 3 years after the first break of the illness...
October 28, 2016: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776563/precuneus-functioning-differentiates-first-episode-psychosis-patients-during-the-fantasy-movie-alice-in-wonderland
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E Rikandi, S Pamilo, T Mäntylä, J Suvisaari, T Kieseppä, R Hari, M Seppä, T T Raij
BACKGROUND: While group-level functional alterations have been identified in many brain regions of psychotic patients, multivariate machine-learning methods provide a tool to test whether some of such alterations could be used to differentiate an individual patient. Earlier machine-learning studies have focused on data collected from chronic patients during rest or simple tasks. We set out to unravel brain activation patterns during naturalistic stimulation in first-episode psychosis (FEP)...
October 25, 2016: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771972/the-epidemiology-of-first-episode-psychosis-in-early-intervention-in-psychosis-services-findings-from-the-social-epidemiology-of-psychoses-in-east-anglia-sepea-study
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James B Kirkbride, Yasir Hameed, Gayatri Ankireddypalli, Konstantinos Ioannidis, Carolyn M Crane, Mukhtar Nasir, Nikolett Kabacs, Antonio Metastasio, Oliver Jenkins, Ashkan Espandian, Styliani Spyridi, Danica Ralevic, Suneetha Siddabattuni, Ben Walden, Adewale Adeoye, Jesus Perez, Peter B Jones
OBJECTIVE: Few studies have characterized the epidemiology of first-episode psychoses in rural or urban settings since the introduction of early intervention psychosis services. To address this, the authors conducted a naturalistic cohort study in England, where such services are well established. METHOD: All new first-episode psychosis cases, 16-35 years old, presenting to early intervention psychosis services in the East of England were identified during 2 million person-years follow-up...
October 24, 2016: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771245/early-and-late-onset-depression-in-late-life-a-prospective-study-on-clinical-and-structural-brain-characteristics-and-response-to-electroconvulsive-therapy
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Annemiek Dols, Filip Bouckaert, Pascal Sienaert, Didi Rhebergen, Kristof Vansteelandt, Mara Ten Kate, Francois-Laurent de Winter, Hannie C Comijs, Louise Emsell, Mardien L Oudega, Eric van Exel, Sigfried Schouws, Jasmien Obbels, Mike Wattjes, Frederik Barkhof, Piet Eikelenboom, Mathieu Vanderbulcke, Max L Stek
OBJECTIVE: The clinical profile of late-life depression (LLD) is frequently associated with cognitive impairment, aging-related brain changes, and somatic comorbidity. This two-site naturalistic longitudinal study aimed to explore differences in clinical and brain characteristics and response to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in early- (EOD) versus late-onset (LOD) late-life depression (respectively onset <55 and ≥55 years). METHODS: Between January 2011 and December 2013, 110 patients aged 55 years and older with ECT-treated unipolar depression were included in The Mood Disorders in Elderly treated with ECT study...
September 22, 2016: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770820/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-the-clinical-and-cost-effectiveness-of-a-contingency-management-intervention-compared-to-treatment-as-usual-for-reduction-of-cannabis-use-and-of-relapse-in-early-psychosis-circle-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled
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Sonia Johnson, Luke Sheridan Rains, Steven Marwaha, John Strang, Thomas Craig, Tim Weaver, Paul McCrone, Michael King, David Fowler, Stephen Pilling, Louise Marston, Rumana Z Omar, Meghan Craig, Mark Hinton
BACKGROUND: Around 35-45 % of people in contact with services for a first episode of psychosis are using cannabis. Cannabis use is associated with delays in remission, poorer clinical outcomes, significant increases in the risk of relapse, and lower engagement in work or education. While there is a clear need for effective interventions, so far only very limited benefits have been achieved from psychological interventions. Contingency management (CM) is a behavioural intervention in which specified desired behavioural change is reinforced through financial rewards...
October 22, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765268/an-examination-of-polygenic-score-risk-prediction-in-individuals-with-first-episode-psychosis
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Evangelos Vassos, Marta Di Forti, Jonathan Coleman, Conrad Iyegbe, Diana Prata, Jack Euesden, Paul O'Reilly, Charles Curtis, Anna Kolliakou, Hamel Patel, Stephen Newhouse, Matthew Traylor, Olesya Ajnakina, Valeria Mondelli, Tiago Reis Marques, Poonam Gardner-Sood, Katherine J Aitchison, John Powell, Zerrin Atakan, Kathryn E Greenwood, Shubulade Smith, Khalida Ismail, Carmine Pariante, Fiona Gaughran, Paola Dazzan, Hugh S Markus, Anthony S David, Cathryn M Lewis, Robin M Murray, Gerome Breen
BACKGROUND: Polygenic risk scores (PRSs) have successfully summarized genome-wide effects of genetic variants in schizophrenia with significant predictive power. In a clinical sample of first-episode psychosis (FEP) patients, we estimated the ability of PRSs to discriminate case-control status and to predict the development of schizophrenia as opposed to other psychoses. METHODS: The sample (445 case and 265 control subjects) was genotyped on the Illumina HumanCore Exome BeadChip with an additional 828 control subjects of African ancestry genotyped on the Illumina Multi-Ethnic Genotyping Array...
August 6, 2016: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764693/familial-aggregation-of-schizotypy-in-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders-and-its-relation-to-clinical-and-neurodevelopmental-characteristics
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J Soler, P Ferentinos, C Prats, S Miret, M Giralt, V Peralta, L Fañanás, M Fatjó-Vilas
INTRODUCTION: This study explored schizotypy as a familial liability marker for schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (SSD) by examining: 1) the aggregation of schizotypy in families with a SSD patient, 2) whether familial resemblance of schizotypy is associated with ridge dissociations (RD), another SSD liability marker, 3) whether schizotypy aggregation patterns influence patients' psychopathology. METHODS: The sample comprised 30 SSD patients and 82 healthy first-degree relatives...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762161/structural-brain-changes-in-first-episode-mania-with-and-without-psychosis-data-from-systematic-treatment-optimization-program-for-early-mania-stop-em
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Kamyar Keramatian, Taj Dhanoa, Alexander McGirr, Donna J Lang, William G Honer, Raymond W Lam, Lakshmi N Yatham
OBJECTIVES: The neurobiological underpinnings of bipolar I disorder are not yet understood. Previous structural neuroimaging studies of bipolar disorder have produced rather conflicting results. We hypothesize that clinical sub-phenotypes of bipolar I disorder defined by their psychotic symptoms, especially those with mood-incongruent psychotic features, may have more extensive structural brain abnormalities. METHODS: We investigated structural brain alterations in patients with first-episode mania (n = 55) with mood-congruent (n = 16) and mood-incongruent (n = 32) psychotic features, as well as those without psychotic symptoms (n = 7), relative to healthy subjects (n = 56)...
October 20, 2016: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
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