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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778051/assessing-psychopathy-in-forensic-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders-validating-the-comprehensive-assessment-of-the-psychopathic-personality-institutional-rating-scale-capp-irs
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Louis De Page, Sophie Mercenier, Pierre Titeca
The assessment of psychopathy in (forensic) schizophrenia spectrum disorders is long-standing debate. In the present study, we investigated the psychometric properties of the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality-Institutional Rating Scale (CAPP-IRS) in a sample of 72 male forensic patients with a primary diagnosis of schizophrenia spectrum disorders. We compared the CAPP-IRS' psychometric properties to those of the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R). The CAPP-IRS showed good interrater reliability and internal consistency except for the CAPP-IRS Cognition and Emotional Domains...
May 16, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777584/neuropsychiatric-expression-and-catatonia-in-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome-an-overview-and-case-series
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Nancy J Butcher, Erik Boot, Anthony E Lang, Danielle Andrade, Jacob Vorstman, Donna McDonald-McGinn, Anne S Bassett
Individuals with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) are at elevated risk of developing treatable psychiatric and neurological disorders, including anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, seizures, and movement disorders, often beginning in adolescence or early to mid-adulthood. Here, we provide an overview of neuropsychiatric features associated with 22q11.2DS in adulthood. Results of a new case series of 13 individuals with 22q11.2DS and catatonic features together with 5 previously reported cases support a potential association of this serious psychomotor phenotype with the 22q11...
May 19, 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777563/cognitive-and-functional-deficits-in-bipolar-disorder-and-schizophrenia-as-a-function-of-the-presence-and-history-of-psychosis
#3
Christopher R Bowie, Michael W Best, Colin Depp, Brent T Mausbach, Thomas L Patterson, Ann E Pulver, Philip D Harvey
OBJECTIVES: Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder overlap considerably. Schizophrenia is a primary psychotic disorder, whereas approximately half of people with bipolar disorder will experience psychosis. In this study, we examined the extent to which cognitive and functional impairments are related to the presence and history of psychosis across the two disorders. METHOD: A total of 633 participants with bipolar disorder I, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder were recruited for a study on the genetics of cognition and functioning in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia...
May 18, 2018: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777287/decreased-plasma-levels-of-gasotransmitter-hydrogen-sulfide-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-correlation-with-psychopathology-and-cognition
#4
Jian-Wen Xiong, Bo Wei, Yan-Kun Li, Jin-Qiong Zhan, Shu-Zhen Jiang, Hai-Bo Chen, Kun Yan, Bin Yu, Yuan-Jian Yang
OBJECTIVE: Aberrant N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) function has been implicated in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Hydrogen sulfide (H2 S) is an endogenous gasotransmitter that regulates NMDAR function. The current study investigated the relationship between plasma H2 S levels and both psychopathological and cognitive symptoms in schizophrenia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-one patients with schizophrenia and 40 healthy control subjects were recruited in present study...
May 18, 2018: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776859/increased-short-interval-intracortical-inhibition-in-un-medicated-patients-with-schizophrenia
#5
Martin Schecklmann, Carmen Weidler, Peter Eichhammer, Göran Hajak, Berthold Langguth
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is associated with changes in inhibitory and facilitatory brain networks which can be assessed by motor cortex excitability. OBJECTIVE: Here, we investigate differences between large cross-sectional samples of un-medicated and medicated patients with schizophrenia and healthy controls in single- and double-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation parameters. METHODS: We measured right abductor digiti minimi muscle activity in 71 un-medicated, 43 medicated patients and 131 healthy controls...
May 4, 2018: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776393/medication-adherence-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-qualitative-study-of-the-patient-process-in-motivational-interviewing
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Jos Dobber, Corine Latour, Lieuwe de Haan, Wilma Scholte Op Reimer, Ron Peters, Emile Barkhof, Berno van Meijel
BACKGROUND: Motivational interviewing (MI) may be an effective intervention to improve medication adherence in patients with schizophrenia. However, for this patient group, mixed results have been found in randomized controlled trials. Furthermore, the process of becoming (more) motivated for long-term medication adherence in patients with schizophrenia is largely unexplored. METHOD: We performed a qualitative multiple case study of MI-sessions to analyse the interaction process affecting motivation in patients with schizophrenia...
May 18, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775696/tph2-polymorphisms-across-the-spectrum-of-psychiatric-morbidity-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Koen Willem Ottenhof, Mari Sild, Mélissa Luce Lévesque, Henricus Gerardus Ruhé, Linda Booij
Tryptophan hydroxylase 2 (TPH2) is the rate-limiting enzyme in brain serotonin synthesis. The TPH2 gene has frequently been investigated in relation to psychiatric morbidity. The aim of the present review is to integrate results from association studies between TPH2 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and various psychiatric disorders, which we furthermore quantified with meta-analysis. We reviewed 166 studies investigating 69 TPH2 SNPs in a broad range of psychiatric disorders, including over 30,000 patients...
May 15, 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774635/safety-and-efficacy-from-a-6-week-double-blind-study-and-a-52-week-open-label-extension-of-aripiprazole-in-adolescents-with-schizophrenia-in-japan
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Hideo Matsumoto, Jun Ishigooka, Hiroaki Ono, Yoshihiro Tadori
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of aripiprazole in adolescents with schizophrenia in Japan. METHODS: In a 6-week, randomized, double-blind, dose-comparison study, adolescents (aged 13-17 years) with schizophrenia were randomized to receive aripiprazole 2, 6-12, or 24-30 mg/day. Patients who completed the 6-week study participated in a 52-week, flexible-dose, open-label extension (OLE) study of aripiprazole (initial dose: 2 mg/day, maintenance dose: 6-24 mg/day, maximum dose: 30 mg/day)...
May 18, 2018: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774628/efficacy-and-safety-of-brexpiprazole-for-the-treatment-of-acute-schizophrenia-in-japan-a-6-week-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Jun Ishigooka, Shuichi Iwashita, Yoshihiro Tadori
AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of brexpiprazole compared to placebo in Japanese patients with acute schizophrenia. METHODS: We conducted a 6-week, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 2/3 study in Japan. Patients with acute schizophrenia were randomized (1:1:1:1) to receive brexpiprazole 1, 2, or 4 mg or placebo once a day. The primary endpoint was the change from baseline to week 6 in Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) total scores...
May 18, 2018: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774625/effect-of-phase-encoding-direction-on-group-analysis-of-resting-state-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Yasuo Mori, Jun Miyata, Masanori Isobe, Shuraku Son, Yujiro Yoshihara, Toshihiko Aso, Takanori Kouchiyama, Toshiya Murai, Hidehiko Takahashi
AIM: Echo-planar imaging is a common technique used in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), however it suffers from image distortion and signal loss because of large susceptibility effects that are related to the phase-encoding direction of the scan. Despite this relationship, the majority of neuroimaging studies have not considered the influence of phase-encoding direction. Here, we aimed to clarify how phase-encoding direction can affect the outcome of an fMRI connectivity study of schizophrenia...
May 17, 2018: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773754/a-critical-neurodevelopmental-role-for-l-type-voltage-gated-calcium-channels-in-neurite-extension-and-radial-migration
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Satoshi Kamijo, Yuichiro Ishii, Shin-Ichiro Horigane, Kanzo Suzuki, Masamichi Ohkura, Junichi Nakai, Hajime Fujii, Sayaka Takemoto-Kimura, Haruhiko Bito
In spite of many association studies linking gene polymorphisms and mutations of L-type Voltage-Gated Ca2+ Channels (VGCC) in neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia, specific L-type VGCC roles during brain development remain unclear. Yet, calcium signaling has been shown to be essential for neurodevelopmental processes such as sculpting of neurites, functional wiring and fine tuning of growing networks. To bridge this gap, we performed submembraneous calcium imaging using a membrane-tethered genetically-encoded calcium indicator (GECI) Lck-G-CaMP7...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772306/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Błażej Misiak, Filip Stramecki, Bartłomiej Stańczykiewicz, Dorota Frydecka, Alba Lubeiro
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence indicates that schizophrenia might be accompanied by abnormal vascularization. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is one of key molecules involved in the development of vessels with vasodilatory activities. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies investigating serum or plasma levels of VEGF in patients with schizophrenia and first-episode psychosis (FEP). METHODS: Electronic databases were searched from their inception until 18th Apr 2018...
May 14, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772261/maternal-immune-activation-with-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-a-produces-unique-behavioral-changes-in-c57bl-6-mouse-offspring
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Ruthy Glass, Sara Norton, Nicholas Fox, Alexander W Kusnecov
Stimulation of the immune system during pregnancy, known as maternal immune activation (MIA), can cause long-lasting neurobiological and behavioral changes in the offspring. This phenomenon has been implicated in the etiology of developmental psychiatric disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia. Much of this evidence is predicated on animal models using bacterial agents such as LPS and/or viral mimics such as Poly I:C, both of which act through toll-like receptors. However, fewer studies have examined the role of direct activation of maternal T-cells during pregnancy using microbial agents...
May 14, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770569/frontal-cortical-thickness-correlates-positively-with-impulsivity-in-early-psychosis-male-patients
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Philipp S Baumann, Paul Klauser, Alessandra Griffa, Philippe Golay, Julie Palix, Luis Alameda, Valérie Moulin, Patric Hagmann, Kim Q Do, Philippe Conus
AIM: Impulsive behaviours, which are frequent in young people suffering from psychosis have been linked to risky and violent behaviours and participate to the burden of psychotic illness. Given that morphological brain correlates of impulsivity in schizophrenia have been poorly investigated especially in young adults, the aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between impulsivity and cortical thickness in early psychosis (EP) patients. METHOD: A total of 17 male subjects in the early phase of psychosis were recruited...
May 17, 2018: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770251/review-of-the-neurological-benefits-of-phytocannabinoids
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REVIEW
Joseph Maroon, Jeff Bost
Background: Numerous physical, psychological, and emotional benefits have been attributed to marijuana since its first reported use in 2,600 BC in a Chinese pharmacopoeia. The phytocannabinoids, cannabidiol (CBD), and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) are the most studied extracts from cannabis sativa subspecies hemp and marijuana. CBD and Δ9-THC interact uniquely with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Through direct and indirect actions, intrinsic endocannabinoids and plant-based phytocannabinoids modulate and influence a variety of physiological systems influenced by the ECS...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768528/reliability-and-validity-of-the-medication-adherence-rating-scale-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-schizophrenia-from-nigeria
#16
Godspower O Owie, Sunday O Olotu, Bawo O James
INTRODUCTION: Assessing adherence in schizophrenia facilitates interventions that optimize outcomes. Adherence rating questionnaires are feasible and non-intrusive; however, no validated measure exists in sub-Saharan Africa. We aimed to assess the psychometric properties of the 10-item Medication Adherence Rating Scale (MARS). METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of a cohort of patients with schizophrenia (n=230). A sociodemographic questionnaire, the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI), Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS), Scale for the Unawareness of Mental Disorder (SUMD) and the MARS were all administered by an interviewer...
May 14, 2018: Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768527/approaching-patients-with-hyperreflectivity-and-perplexity-an-empirical-qualitative-investigation
#17
Sidse Marie Arnfred, Paul Møller, Annette Sofie Davidsen
OBJECTIVE: Perplexity and hyperreflectivity are considered important aspects of self-disorders in patients with schizophrenia, yet knowledge of the appropriate psychotherapy for these patients is sparse. We aimed to explore how phenomenological psychologists or psychiatrists described their approach to these patients and their own emotional response when hyperreflectivity and perplexity emerged in therapy or consultations. METHODS: Four e-mail interviews with experienced clinical researchers within the field of phenomenology and schizophrenia were examined using a double hermeneutic qualitative analysis...
May 14, 2018: Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768190/a-bayesian-model-comparison-approach-to-test-the-specificity-of-visual-integration-impairment-in-schizophrenia-or-psychosis
#18
Tyler B Grove, Beier Yao, Savanna A Mueller, Merranda McLaughlin, Vicki L Ellingrod, Melvin G McInnis, Stephan F Taylor, Patricia J Deldin, Ivy F Tso
Impaired visual integration is well documented in schizophrenia and related to functional outcomes. However, it is unclear if this deficit is specific to schizophrenia, or characteristic of psychosis more broadly. To address this question, this study used a Bayesian model comparison approach to examine the evidence of three grouping models of visual integration performance in 116 individuals with schizophrenia (SZ), schizoaffective disorder (SA), bipolar disorder (BD) with or without a history of prominent psychosis (BDP+ and BDP-, respectively), or no psychiatric diagnosis (healthy controls; HC)...
May 7, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767995/structure-activity-relationships-and-therapeutic-potentials-of-5-ht7-receptor-ligands-an-update
#19
Maria N Modica, Enza Lacivita, Sebastiano Intagliata, Loredana Salerno, Giuseppe Romeo, Valeria Pittala, Marcello Leopoldo
Serotonin 5-HT7 receptor (5-HT7R) has been the subject of intense research efforts because of its presence in brain areas such as hippocampus, hypothalamus, and cortex. Preclinical data link the 5-HT7R to a variety of central nervous system processes such as regulation of circadian rhythms, mood, cognitions, pain processing, and mechanisms of addiction. 5-HT7R blockade has antidepressant effects and may ameliorate cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia. 5-HT7R has been recently shown to modulate neuronal morphology, excitability, and plasticity, thus contributing to shape brain networks during development and to remodel neuronal wiring in the mature brain...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767709/double-hits-in-schizophrenia
#20
Jacob A S Vorstman, Loes M Olde Loohuis, René S Kahn, Roel A Ophoff
The co-occurrence of a Copy Number Variant (CNV) and a functional variant on the other allele may be a relevant genetic mechanism in schizophrenia. We hypothesized that the cumulative burden of such double hits - in particular those composed of a deletion and a coding single nucleotide variation (SNV) - is increased in patients with schizophrenia.We combined CNV data with coding variants data in 795 patients with schizophrenia and 474 controls. To limit false CNV-detection, only CNVs called only by two algorithms we included...
May 14, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
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