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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903327/auditory-vigilance-and-working-memory-in-youth-at-familial-risk-for-schizophrenia-or-affective-psychosis-in-the-harvard-adolescent-family-high-risk-study
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Larry J Seidman, Andrea Pousada-Casal, Silvia Scala, Eric C Meyer, William S Stone, Heidi W Thermenos, Elena Molokotos, Jessica Agnew-Blais, Ming T Tsuang, Stephen V Faraone
BACKGROUND: The degree of overlap between schizophrenia (SCZ) and affective psychosis (AFF) has been a recurring question since Kraepelin's subdivision of the major psychoses. Studying nonpsychotic relatives allows a comparison of disorder-associated phenotypes, without potential confounds that can obscure distinctive features of the disorder. Because attention and working memory have been proposed as potential endophenotypes for SCZ and AFF, we compared these cognitive features in individuals at familial high-risk (FHR) for the disorders...
November 2016: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901211/how-to-tell-a-happy-from-an-unhappy-schizotype-personality-factors-and-mental-health-outcomes-in-individuals-with-psychotic-experiences
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Letícia O Alminhana, Miguel Farias, Gordon Claridge, Claude R Cloninger, Alexander Moreira-Almeida
Objective: It is unclear why some individuals reporting psychotic experiences have balanced lives while others go on to develop mental health problems. The objective of this study was to test if the personality traits of harm avoidance, self-directedness, and self-transcendence can be used as criteria to differentiate healthy from unhealthy schizotypal individuals. Methods: We interviewed 115 participants who reported a high frequency of psychotic experiences. The instruments used were the Temperament and Character Inventory (140), Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV, and the Oxford-Liverpool Inventory of Feelings and Experiences...
November 24, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895608/genetic-consideration-of-schizotypal-traits-a-review
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REVIEW
Emma E Walter, Francesca Fernandez, Mollie Snelling, Emma Barkus
Schizotypal traits are of interest and importance in their own right and also have theoretical and clinical associations with schizophrenia. These traits comprise attenuated psychotic symptoms, social withdrawal, reduced cognitive capacity, and affective dysregulation. The link between schizotypal traits and psychotic disorders has long since been debated. The status of knowledge at this point is such schizotypal traits are a risk for psychotic disorders, but in and of themselves only confer liability, with other risk factors needing to be present before a transition to psychosis occurs...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886578/kynurenic-acid-and-psychotic-symptoms-and-personality-traits-in-twins-with-psychiatric-morbidity
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Magdalena E Kegel, Viktoria Johansson, Lennart Wetterberg, Maria Bhat, Lilly Schwieler, Tyrone D Cannon, Ina Schuppe-Koistinen, Göran Engberg, Mikael Landén, Christina M Hultman, Sophie Erhardt
Increased cytokines and kynurenic acid (KYNA) levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) have been reported in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The aim of the present study was to investigate cytokines and kynurenines in the CSF of twin pairs discordant for schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and to study these CSF markers in relation to psychotic symptoms and personality traits. CSF levels of tryptophan (TRP), KYNA, quinolinic acid (QUIN), interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) were analyzed in 23 twins with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, and in their not affected co-twins...
November 16, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878726/association-of-717a-g-polymorphism-in-the-c-reactive-protein-gene-crp-with-schizotypal-personality-traits
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M V Alfimova, V E Golimbet, T V Lezheiko, N V Kondrat'ev
Associations between schizotypal traits and genes coding for inflammation markers (Creactive protein and TNF-α) were studied in 222 healthy men who completed the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ-74). CRP -717A>G and TNFα -308 G>A polymorphisms were genotyped. Carriers of low-active allele G of the CRP gene differed from subjects with genotype AA by a trend toward more manifest schizotypal traits in general and scores on the Interpersonal factor, which corresponds to negative syndrome in schizophrenia, and Constricted affect and Odd behavior scales...
November 23, 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863935/association-of-sflt-1-and-worsening-psychopathology-in-relatives-at-high-risk-for-psychosis-a-longitudinal-study
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Paulo L Lizano, Jeffrey K Yao, Neeraj Tandon, Suraj Sarvode Mothi, Debra M Montrose, Matcheri S Keshavan
BACKGROUND: Angiogenic dysfunction and abnormalities in psychopathology and brain structure have been reported in schizophrenia, but their relationships are mostly unknown. We recently demonstrated that sFlt-1, anti-angiogenic factor, was significantly elevated in patients at familial high-risk for psychosis (FHR). We hypothesized that elevated sFlt-1 correlates with baseline and longitudinal changes in psychopathology, cognition, and brain structure. METHODS: Plasma sFlt-1 in FHR (n=35) and HC (n=39) was obtained at baseline...
November 15, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855559/psychiatric-disorders-and-personality-styles-in-mothers-of-female-adolescent-patients-with-eating-disorders
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Silke Rost, Viola Kappel, Harriet Salbach, Nora Schneider, Ernst Pfeiffer, Ulrike Lehmkuhl, Sibylle Winter, Lea Sarrar
OBJECTIVE: To provide further insight into the presently poorly understood role of familial psychopathology in the development of eating disorders (ED). METHOD: The present study assesses psychiatric and personality disorders listed on Axis I and II of the DSM-IV in 27 mothers of adolescent patients with anorexia (AN mothers) and 14 bulimia nervosa (BN mothers) as well as 22 mentally healthy girls (CG mothers) on a categorical level. Furthermore, we conducted a dimensional diagnostic regarding personality styles and personality traits...
November 18, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836244/self-is-other-other-is-self-poor-self-other-discriminability-explains-schizotypal-twisted-agency-judgment
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Tomohisa Asai
Anomalous agency has been reported clinically and empirically for people with schizophrenia. This finding is expected to contribute to understanding positive symptomatology in schizophrenia in terms of a general neurocomputational model of motor control, because anomalous agency has also been reported in schizotypal traits in the general population. However, superficially opposite conclusions have been suggested: over-attributed or under-attributed agency in patients. In this work, healthy participants (N=104) were presented continuous morphed self-other visual feedback of their reaching movements and rated the agency they felt for it...
November 5, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814503/epidemiology-of-dsm-5-bipolar-i-disorder-results-from-the-national-epidemiologic-survey-on-alcohol-and-related-conditions-iii
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Carlos Blanco, Wilson M Compton, Tulshi D Saha, Benjamin I Goldstein, W June Ruan, Boji Huang, Bridget F Grant
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to present 12-month and lifetime prevalence, correlates, comorbidity, treatment and disability of DSM-5 bipolar I disorder. METHODS: Nationally representative U.S. adult sample (N = 36,309), the 2012-2013 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions - III. RESULTS: Prevalences of 12-month and lifetime DSM-5 bipolar I disorder were 1.5% and 2.1% and did not differ between men (1...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798484/executive-functioning-in-people-with-personality-disorders
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Domingo Garcia-Villamisar, John Dattilo, Marta Garcia-Martinez
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes recent executive functions research to better delineate the nosology of personality disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: This review indicates that there are consistent impairments in executive functioning in people with personality disorders as compared with matched controls. Only five disorders were considered: borderline, obsessive-compulsive, antisocial, narcissistic, and schizotypal. Significant deficits are observed in decision-making, working memory, inhibition, and flexibility...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
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/27797543/personality-and-life-events-in-a-personality-disorder-sample
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Linden R Timoney, Zach Walsh, M Tracie Shea, Shirley Yen, Emily B Ansell, Carlos M Grilo, Thomas H McGlashan, Robert L Stout, Donna S Bender, Andrew E Skodol, Charles A Sanislow, Leslie C Morey, John G Gunderson
Individuals with a personality disorder (PD) tend to experience more negative life events (NLEs) than positive life events (PLEs). In community samples, the Five Factor Model of personality (FFM) predicts both positive and negative life events. The present research examined whether FFM normal personality traits were associated with positive and negative life events among individuals with 1 of 4 PDs: avoidant, borderline, schizotypal, and obsessive-compulsive, and tested whether associations between the FFM of personality and PLEs and NLEs were similar across the 4 PD groups and a control group...
October 31, 2016: Personality Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783716/the-biological-rhythms-interview-of-assessment-in-neuropsychiatry-in-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-correlation-with-affective-temperaments-and-schizotypy
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Ewa Dopierala, Adrian A Chrobak, Flavio Kapczinski, Michal Michalak, Anna Tereszko, Ewa Ferensztajn-Rochowiak, Dominika Dudek, Daria Dembinska-Krajewska, Marcin Siwek, Jan Jaracz, Janusz K Rybakowski
Objective: To assess the relationship of biological rhythms, evaluated by the Biological Rhythms Interview of Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (BRIAN), with affective temperaments and schizotypy. Methods: The BRIAN assessment, along with the Temperament Evaluation of Memphis, Pisa, Paris, and San Diego-Autoquestionnaire (TEMPS-A) and the Oxford-Liverpool Inventory for Feelings and Experiences (O-LIFE), was administered to 54 patients with remitted bipolar disorder (BD) and 54 healthy control (HC) subjects...
October 20, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761641/impulse-control-behaviors-and-subthalamic-deep-brain-stimulation-in-parkinson-disease
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Aristide Merola, Alberto Romagnolo, Laura Rizzi, Mario Giorgio Rizzone, Maurizio Zibetti, Michele Lanotte, George Mandybur, Andrew P Duker, Alberto J Espay, Leonardo Lopiano
To determine the clinical and demographic correlates of persistent, remitting, and new-onset impulse control behaviors (ICBs) before and after subthalamic deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) in Parkinson's disease (PD). We compared the pre- and post-surgical prevalence of ICBs, classified as impulse control disorders (ICD), dopamine dysregulation syndrome (DDS), and punding in 150 consecutive PD STN-DBS-treated patients and determined the association with motor, cognitive, neuropsychological, and neuropsychiatric endpoints...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760701/course-of-illness-in-a-sample-of-patients-diagnosed-with-a-schizotypal-disorder-and-treated-in-a-specialized-early-intervention-setting-findings-from-the-3-5year-follow-up-of-the-opus-ii-study
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Nikolai Albert, Louise Birkedal Glenthøj, Marianne Melau, Heidi Jensen, Carsten Hjorthøj, Merete Nordentoft
BACKGROUND: Previous studies report that 20% to 30% of those initially diagnosed with schizotypal disorder go on to develop a psychotic disorder (predominantly schizophrenia). Schizotypal disorder share some traits of those used to identify patients at ultra-high risk for psychosis. METHOD: As part of a randomized clinical trial testing the effect of prolonged specialized early intervention, we recruited 83 participants diagnosed with a schizotypal disorder. Participants were recruited 18 months into their two-year treatment program, and follow-up interviews were conducted three and a half year later...
October 16, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755142/current-understanding-of-the-relationships-between-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-and-personality-disturbance
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Vladan Starcevic, Vlasios Brakoulias
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article aims to examine the relationships between obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and personality disturbance, with a particular focus on the diagnostic, aetiological and treatment implications of these relationships. RECENT FINDINGS: Personality disorders are common in OCD. They interact in various ways and in accordance with a number of the proposed models. The relationship between OCD and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is the most important, but it can be conceptualised in different ways and may vary from one person to another...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749189/dimensional-structure-and-measurement-invariance-of-the-schizotypal-personality-questionnaire-brief-revised-spq-br-scores-across-american-and-spanish-samples
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Eduardo Fonseca-Pedrero, Alex Cohen, Javier Ortuño-Sierra, Alicia Pérez de Álbeniz, José Muñiz
The main goal of the present study was to test the measurement equivalence of the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire - Brief Revised (SPQ-BR) scores in a large sample of Spanish and American non-clinical young adults. The sample was made up of 5,625 young adults (M = 19.65 years; SD = 2.53; 38.5% males). Study of the internal structure, using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), revealed that SPQ-BR items were grouped in a theoretical internal structure of nine first-order factors. Moreover, three or four second-order factor and bifactor models showed adequate goodness-of-fit indices...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Personality Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749186/the-conceptualization-and-assessment-of-schizotypal-traits-a-comparison-of-the-ffsi-and-pid-5
#18
Cristina Crego, Thomas A Widiger
The purpose of the present study was to compare the cognitive and perceptual aberration scales from the Five-Factor Schizotypal Inventory (FFSI; Edmundson, Lynam, Miller, Gore, & Widiger, 2011) and the Personality Inventory for DSM-5 (Krueger, Derringer, Markon, Watson, & Skodol, 2012), as well as to address more generally the validity of the FFSI as a measure of both schizotypal personality traits and the FFM. Two independent samples were obtained, including 259 college students (55 of whom were preselected with elevated scores on a measure of schizotypal personality disorder [STPD]) and 346 adult MTurk participants (43% of whom had been or were currently in mental health treatment)...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Personality Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738648/embrained-drives-to-perform-extraordinary-roles-predict-schizotypal-traits-in-the-general-population
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Ana L Fernandez-Cruz, Ola Mohamed Ali, Gifty Asare, Morgan S Whyte, Ishan Walpola, Julia Segal, J Bruno Debruille
Some personal drives correspond to extraordinary social roles. Given that behavioral strategies associated with such drives may conflict with those associated with ordinary roles, they could cause behavioral disorganization. To test whether they do so independent of the factors responsible for full-blown schizotypy and schizophrenia, these drives were assessed in the general population. Two hundred and nine healthy volunteers were individually presented with hundreds of names of social roles in experimental psychology conditions...
2016: NPJ Schizophrenia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736738/autistic-and-schizotypal-traits-and-global-functioning-in-bipolar-i-disorder
#20
Ahmad Abu-Akel, Jennifer Clark, Amy Perry, Stephen J Wood, Liz Forty, Nick Craddock, Ian Jones, Katherine Gordon-Smith, Lisa Jones
OBJECTIVE: To determine the expression of autistic and positive schizotypal traits in a large sample of adults with bipolar I disorder (BD I), and the effect of co-occurring autistic and positive schizotypal traits on global functioning in BD I. METHOD: Autistic and positive schizotypal traits were self-assessed in 797 individuals with BD-I recruited by the Bipolar Disorder Research Network. Differences in global functioning (rated using the Global Assessment Scale) during lifetime worst depressive and manic episodes (GASD and GASM respectively) were calculated in groups with high/low autistic and positive schizotypal traits...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
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