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Event related potential schizophrenia

Sui Cheung Man, Xian-Bin Li, Huai-Hai Wang, Hai-Ning Yuan, Hua-Ning Wang, Rui-Guo Zhang, Qing-Rong Tan, Hei Kiu Wong, Grainne M McAlonan, Chuan-Yue Wang, Zhang-Jin Zhang
OBJECTIVES: An herbal preparation called peony-glycyrrhiza decoction (PGD) may have the potential in reducing antipsychotic-related hyperprolactinemia (hyperPRL). This double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled study aimed to reevaluate the efficacy of PGD against antipsychotic-related hyperPRL. METHODS: Ninety-nine schizophrenic women who were under antipsychotic therapy and had symptomatic hyperPRL were randomly assigned to additional treatment with placebo (n = 50) or PGD (n = 49, 45 g/d) for 16 weeks...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Xu Li, Zhi Li, Ke Li, Ya-Wei Zeng, Hai-Song Shi, Wen-Lan Xie, Zhuo-Ya Yang, Simon S Y Lui, Eric F C Cheung, Ada W S Leung, Raymond C K Chan
Anhedonia, the diminished ability to experience pleasure, is a challenging negative symptom in patients with schizophrenia and can be observed in at-risk individuals with schizotypy. Deficits in hedonic processing have been postulated to be related to decreased motivation to engage in potentially rewarding events. It remains unclear whether non-pharmacological interventions, such as cognitive training, could improve anhedonia. The present study aimed to examine the neural mechanism for alleviating hedonic deficits with working memory (WM) training in individuals with social anhedonia...
October 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
Benjamin Ian Perry, Gemma McIntosh, Scott Weich, Swaran Singh, Karen Rees
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia might share intrinsic inflammatory disease pathways with type 2 diabetes. We aimed to assess whether first-episode psychosis, which could be described as developing schizophrenia, is associated with prediabetic markers, or developing diabetes, to determine whether intrinsic disease links could cause the disorders to develop in unison. We hypothesised that biochemical measures of prediabetic states would be more common in antipsychotic naive patients with first-episode psychosis than in healthy matched controls...
October 5, 2016: Lancet Psychiatry
Risa Sawaki, Johanna Kreither, Carly J Leonard, Samuel T Kaiser, Britta Hahn, James M Gold, Steven J Luck
Schizophrenia clearly involves impairments of attention, but the precise nature of these impairments has been difficult to determine. One possibility is that the deficit in attention is a secondary consequence of a deficit in goal maintenance. However, recent research suggests that people with schizophrenia (PSZ) actually focus attention more strongly on objects containing goal-relevant features. To test these competing hypotheses, we recorded event-related potentials (ERPs) from PSZ (N = 20) and healthy control subjects (HCS; N = 20) while they looked for a particular target color at fixation and tried to ignore lateral distractors that sometimes matched the target color (target-color distractors)...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
Jean-Arthur Micoulaud-Franchi, Mélanie Faugere, Laurent Boyer, Michel Cermolacce, Guillaume Fond, Raphaëlle Richieri, Jean Vion-Dury, Christophe Lancon
BACKGROUND: New determinants of quality of life in schizophrenia need to be identified. As sensory gating deficit is core impairment in schizophrenia, the present study hypothesized that sensory gating deficit is a determinant of impaired quality of life in schizophrenia. This study therefore investigated the relationship between sensory gating deficit and quality of life in patients with schizophrenia after adjusting for key confounding factors. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Sensory gating was assessed with the auditory event-related potential method by measuring P50 amplitude changes in a double-click conditioning-testing procedure, perceptual impairments related to sensory gating deficit was assessed with the SGI questionnaire and quality of life was assessed with the SQoL 18 questionnaire in 39 patients with schizophrenia...
September 2016: Psychiatria Danubina
Christian Derouesné
Impairment of the perception or comprehension of humor is observed in patients with focal brain lesions in both hemispheres, but mainly in the right frontal lobe. Studies by functional magnetic resonance imaging in healthy subjects show that humor is associated with activation of two main neural systems in both hemispheres. The detection and resolution of incongruity, cognitive groundings of humor, are associated with activation of the medial prefrontal and temporoparietal cortex, and the humor appreciation with activation of the orbito-frontal and insular cortex, amygdala and the brain reward system...
September 1, 2016: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
Naomi S Kort, Judith M Ford, Brian J Roach, Handan Gunduz-Bruce, John H Krystal, Judith Jaeger, Robert M G Reinhart, Daniel H Mathalon
BACKGROUND: Recent theoretical models of schizophrenia posit that dysfunction of the neural mechanisms subserving predictive coding contributes to symptoms and cognitive deficits, and this dysfunction is further posited to result from N-methyl-D-aspartate glutamate receptor (NMDAR) hypofunction. Previously, by examining auditory cortical responses to self-generated speech sounds, we demonstrated that predictive coding during vocalization is disrupted in schizophrenia. To test the hypothesized contribution of NMDAR hypofunction to this disruption, we examined the effects of the NMDAR antagonist, ketamine, on predictive coding during vocalization in healthy volunteers and compared them with the effects of schizophrenia...
July 1, 2016: Biological Psychiatry
Judith M Ford, Brian J Roach, Vanessa A Palzes, Daniel H Mathalon
Perceptional abnormalities in schizophrenia are associated with hallucinations and delusions, but also with negative symptoms and poor functional outcome. Perception can be studied using EEG-derived event related potentials (ERPs). Because of their excellent temporal resolution, ERPs have been used to ask when perception is affected by schizophrenia. Because of its excellent spatial resolution, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has been used to ask where in the brain these effects are seen. We acquired EEG and fMRI data simultaneously to explore when and where auditory perception is affected by schizophrenia...
2016: NeuroImage: Clinical
Yunzhe Liu, Dandan Zhang, Yanli Zhao, Shuping Tan, Yuejia Luo
Impaired attentional processing of negative facial expressions is prominent in schizophrenia and has been shown to be associated with patients' social dysfunctions. However, little is known about when and which specific attention deficits influence social functions. Given the dynamic feature of attention, it is necessary to investigate the attention deficits in negative emotional processing unfolding in time. The current study used event-related potentials (ERPs) to investigate the temporal dynamics of attention deficits in emotion perception and their potential relationship with emotional/social impairments in neuroleptic naive schizophrenic patients...
2016: Scientific Reports
Amity E Green, Paul B Fitzgerald, Patrick J Johnston, Pradeep J Nathan, Jayashri Kulkarni, Rodney J Croft
OBJECTIVES: Schizophrenia is characterised by significant episodic memory impairment that is thought to be related to problems with encoding, however the neuro-functional mechanisms underlying these deficits are not well understood. The present study used a subsequent recognition memory paradigm and event-related potentials (ERPs) to investigate temporal aspects of episodic memory encoding deficits in schizophrenia. METHODS: Electroencephalographic data was recorded in 24 patients and 19 healthy controls whilst participants categorised single words as pleasant/unpleasant...
August 30, 2016: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
Marc E Lavoie, Julie Champagne, Emma Glaser, Adrianna Mendrek
Context Abnormal emotion processing is frequent in schizophrenia and affects social and functional outcome. Past event-related potential (ERP) research investigating processing of affective stimuli in schizophrenia was done mainly with facial expressions and revealed impaired facial emotion recognition in patients relative to control subjects. Experimentations involving fMRI with this group of patients, showed alteration of limbic and frontal regions in response to emotional unpleasant images, compared to neutral stimuli during a memory task...
2016: Santé Mentale Au Québec
Nirit Karni-Vizer, Mark S Salzer
Objective: Trauma experienced by individuals with serious mental illnesses extends beyond physical and sexual abuse. This is among the first studies to examine verbal violence, both spoken and written words, experienced by individuals with serious mental illnesses. Method: Fifty individuals diagnosed with a schizophrenia-spectrum, bipolar, or major depressive disorder were recruited from community-based mental health agencies and reported on their experiences with 8 types of verbal violence identified in the literature, or related written comments, including: belittling, insulting, name-calling, teasing/embarrassing, threatening, cursing, or yelling...
August 22, 2016: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
Isabel Morales-Muñoz, Rosa Jurado-Barba, Sara Fernández-Guinea, Roberto Rodríguez-Jiménez, Miguel Ángel Jiménez-Arriero, José R Criado, Gabriel Rubio
Sensory gating deficits are commonly found in patients with schizophrenia. However, there is still scarce research on this issue. Thirty-eight patients with first-episode psychosis (FEP) were compared to thirty-eight controls. A condition-test paradigm of event-related potentials (ERP), prepulse inhibition (PPI), and some specific tasks of the MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery (MCCB) were used (i.e., TMT, BACS-SC, and Fluency for processing speed and CPT-IP for attention and vigilance). The ERP components measured were P50, N1, and P2...
August 1, 2016: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Chenyi Chen, Chia-Chien Liu, Pei-Yuan Weng, Yawei Cheng
Although the general consensus holds that emotional perception is impaired in patients with schizophrenia, the extent to which neural processing of emotional voices is altered in schizophrenia remains to be determined. This study enrolled 30 patients with chronic schizophrenia and 30 controls and measured their mismatch negativity (MMN), a component of auditory event-related potentials (ERP). In a passive oddball paradigm, happily or angrily spoken deviant syllables dada were randomly presented within a train of emotionally neutral standard syllables...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Aleksander A Aleksandrov, Elena S Dmitrieva, Ludmila N Stankevich, Veronika M Knyazeva, Anna N Shestakova
Our aim was to study the influence of fatigue development on sensory gating during a muscle load. The fatiguing task was sustained contraction of a handgrip dynamometer with 7 and 30% maximum voluntary contraction (MVC). The suppression of P50, an auditory event-related potential, was used as the sensory gating index in the paired-click paradigm with a 500 ms interstimulus interval; the difference between the P50 amplitudes of the first and the second stimuli of the pair was used as the sensory gating index...
2016: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
Stéphane Potvin, Andràs Tikàsz, Adrianna Mendrek
Reliable evidence shows that schizophrenia patients tend to experience negative emotions when presented with emotionally neutral stimuli. Similarly, several functional neuroimaging studies show that schizophrenia patients have increased activations in response to neutral material. However, results are heterogeneous. Here, we review the functional neuroimaging studies that have addressed this research question. Based on the 36 functional neuroimaging studies that we retrieved, it seems that the increased brain reactivity to neutral stimuli is fairly common in schizophrenia, but that the regions involved vary considerably, apart from the amygdala...
2016: Frontiers in Psychiatry
Jayashri Kulkarni, Emorfia Gavrilidis, Stella M Gwini, Roisin Worsley, Jasmin Grigg, Annabelle Warren, Caroline Gurvich, Heather Gilbert, Michael Berk, Susan R Davis
IMPORTANCE: A substantial proportion of women with schizophrenia experience debilitating treatment-refractory symptoms. The efficacy of estrogen in modulating brain function in schizophrenia has to be balanced against excess exposure of peripheral tissue. Raloxifene hydrochloride is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (mixed estrogen agonist/antagonist) with potential psychoprotective effects and fewer estrogenic adverse effects. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether adjunctive raloxifene therapy reduces illness severity in women with refractory schizophrenia...
September 1, 2016: JAMA Psychiatry
Giridhar Murlidharan, Kensuke Sakamoto, Lavanya Rao, Travis Corriher, Dan Wang, Guangping Gao, Patrick Sullivan, Aravind Asokan
Gene therapy using recombinant adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors is emerging as a promising approach to treat central nervous system disorders such as Spinal muscular atrophy, Batten, Parkinson and Alzheimer disease amongst others. A critical remaining challenge for central nervous system-targeted gene therapy, silencing or gene editing is to limit potential vector dose-related toxicity in off-target cells and organs. Here, we characterize a lab-derived AAV chimeric (AAV2g9), which displays favorable central nervous system attributes derived from both parental counterparts, AAV2 and AAV9...
2016: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
Müge Devrim-Üçok, Yasemin Keskin-Ergen, Alp Üçok
P3 event-related potential may track the course of neurophysiological pathology in schizophrenia. Reduction in the amplitude of the auditory P3 is a widely replicated finding, already present at the first psychotic episode, in schizophrenia. Whether a progressive deficit is present in auditory P3 in schizophrenia over the course of illness is yet to be clarified. Previous longitudinal studies did not report any change in P3 over time in schizophrenia. However, these studies have been inconclusive, because of their relatively short follow-up periods, lack of follow-up data on controls, and assessment of patients already at the chronic stages of schizophrenia...
September 30, 2016: Psychiatry Research
Crystal Meehan, Lauren Harms, Jade D Frost, Rafael Barreto, Juanita Todd, Ulrich Schall, Cynthia Shannon Weickert, Katerina Zavitsanou, Patricia T Michie, Deborah M Hodgson
Maternal exposure to infectious agents during gestation has been identified as a significant risk factor for schizophrenia. Using a mouse model, past work has demonstrated that the gestational timing of the immune-activating event can impact the behavioural phenotype and expression of dopaminergic and glutamatergic neurotransmission markers in the offspring. In order to determine the inter-species generality of this effect to rats, another commonly used model species, the current study investigated the impact of a viral mimetic Poly (I:C) at either an early (gestational day 10) or late (gestational day 19) time-point on schizophrenia-related behaviour and neurotransmitter receptor expression in rat offspring...
July 14, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
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