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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430790/whole-genome-sequencing-suggests-mechanisms-for-22q11-2-deletion-associated-parkinson-s-disease
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Nancy J Butcher, Daniele Merico, Mehdi Zarrei, Lucas Ogura, Christian R Marshall, Eva W C Chow, Anthony E Lang, Stephen W Scherer, Anne S Bassett
OBJECTIVES: To investigate disease risk mechanisms of early-onset Parkinson's disease (PD) associated with the recurrent 22q11.2 deletion, a genetic risk factor for early-onset PD. METHODS: In a proof-of-principle study, we used whole-genome sequencing (WGS) to investigate sequence variants in nine adults with 22q11.2DS, three with neuropathologically confirmed early-onset PD and six without PD. Adopting an approach used recently to study schizophrenia in 22q11...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427946/is-an-early-age-at-illness-onset-in-schizophrenia-associated-with-increased-genetic-susceptibility-analysis-of-data-from-the-nationwide-danish-twin-register
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Rikke Hilker, Dorte Helenius, Birgitte Fagerlund, Axel Skytthe, Kaare Christensen, Thomas M Werge, Merete Nordentoft, Birte Glenthøj
BACKGROUND: Early age at illness onset has been viewed as an important liability marker for schizophrenia, which may be associated with an increased genetic vulnerability. A twin approach can be valuable, because it allows for the investigation of specific illness markers in individuals with a shared genetic background. METHODS: We linked nationwide registers to identify a cohort of twin pairs born in Denmark from 1951 to 2000 (N=31,524 pairs), where one or both twins had a diagnosis in the schizophrenia spectrum...
April 6, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419390/adolescent-stress-as-a-driving-factor-for-schizophrenia-development-a-basic-science-perspective
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Felipe V Gomes, Anthony A Grace
Schizophrenia has been associated with heightened stress responsivity in adolescence that precedes onset of psychosis. We now report that multiple stressors during adolescence in normal rats leads to deficits in adults analogous to that seen in schizophrenia patients. Moreover, impairment of stress control by lesion of the prelimbic prefontal cortex in adolescence caused previously subthreshold levels of stress to induce these deficit states when tested as adults. Thus, predisposition to stress hyper-responsivity, or exposure to substantial stressors, during adolescence can trigger a cascade of events that result in a schizophrenia-like profile in adults...
May 1, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401151/white-matter-integrity-in-genetic-high-risk-individuals-and-first-episode-schizophrenia-patients-similarities-and-disassociations
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Yifang Zhou, Jie Liu, Naomi Driesen, Fay Womer, Kaiyuan Chen, Ye Wang, Xiaowei Jiang, Qian Zhou, Chuan Bai, Dahai Wang, Yanqing Tang, Fei Wang
White matter (WM) neuroimaging studies have shown varied findings at different stages of schizophrenia (SZ). Understanding these variations may elucidate distinct markers of genetic vulnerability and conversion to psychosis. To examine the similarities and differences in WM connectivity between those at-risk for and in early stages of SZ, a cross-sectional diffusion tensor imaging study of 48 individuals diagnosed with first-episode SZ (FE-SZ), 37 nonpsychotic individuals at a high genetic risk of SZ (GHR-SZ), and 67 healthy controls (HC) was conducted...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395674/antipsychotic-treatment-resistance-in-first-episode-psychosis-prevalence-subtypes-and-predictors
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A Demjaha, J M Lappin, D Stahl, M X Patel, J H MacCabe, O D Howes, M Heslin, U A Reininghaus, K Donoghue, B Lomas, M Charalambides, A Onyejiaka, P Fearon, P Jones, G Doody, C Morgan, P Dazzan, R M Murray
BACKGROUND: We examined longitudinally the course and predictors of treatment resistance in a large cohort of first-episode psychosis (FEP) patients from initiation of antipsychotic treatment. We hypothesized that antipsychotic treatment resistance is: (a) present at illness onset; and (b) differentially associated with clinical and demographic factors. METHOD: The study sample comprised 323 FEP patients who were studied at first contact and at 10-year follow-up...
April 11, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373685/early-neuromodulation-prevents-the-development-of-brain-and-behavioral-abnormalities-in-a-rodent-model-of-schizophrenia
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R Hadar, L Bikovski, M L Soto-Montenegro, J Schimke, P Maier, S Ewing, M Voget, F Wieske, T Götz, M Desco, C Hamani, J Pascau, I Weiner, C Winter
The notion that schizophrenia is a neurodevelopmental disorder in which neuropathologies evolve gradually over the developmental course indicates a potential therapeutic window during which pathophysiological processes may be modified to halt disease progression or reduce its severity. Here we used a neurodevelopmental maternal immune stimulation (MIS) rat model of schizophrenia to test whether early targeted modulatory intervention would affect schizophrenia's neurodevelopmental course. We applied deep brain stimulation (DBS) or sham stimulation to the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) of adolescent MIS rats and respective controls, and investigated its behavioral, biochemical, brain-structural and -metabolic effects in adulthood...
April 4, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371072/can-lncrnas-be-indicators-for-the-diagnosis-of-early-onset-or-acute-schizophrenia-and-distinguish-major-depressive-disorder-and-generalized-anxiety-disorder-a-cross-validation-analysis
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Xuelian Cui, Wei Niu, Lingming Kong, Mingjun He, Kunhong Jiang, Shengdong Chen, Aifang Zhong, Wanshuai Li, Jim Lu, Liyi Zhang
Depression and anxiety are apparent symptoms in the early onset or acute phase of schizophrenia (SZ), which complicate timely diagnosis and treatment. It is imperative to seek an indicator to distinguish schizophrenia from depressive and anxiety disorders. Using lncRNA microarray profiling and RT-PCR, three up-regulated lncRNAs in SZ, six down-regulated lncRNAs in major depressive disorder (MDD), and three up-regulated lncRNAs in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) had been identified as potential biomarkers...
March 28, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370311/diagnostic-clusters-associated-with-an-early-onset-schizophrenia-diagnosis-among-children-and-adolescents
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Jeanette M Jerrell, Roger S McIntyre, Chelsea B Deroche
OBJECTIVE: Given the greater severity and chronicity of psychiatric disorders that first declare in individuals under the age of 18, early onset schizophrenia (EOS) and its association with co-occurring psychiatric conditions deserve further investigation. METHODS: Cluster and discriminant analyses were used to examine the heterogeneity of children and adolescents diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1 statewide system of care. A retrospective cohort design was employed, using South Carolina's (USA) Medicaid claims dataset covering outpatient and inpatient medical services between January, 1999 and December, 2013 to identify patients ≤17 years of age...
March 2017: Human Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370310/pharmacotherapy-effectiveness-for-clinical-subgroups-among-children-and-adolescents-with-early-onset-schizophrenia
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Jeanette M Jerrell, Roger S McIntyre, Chelsea B Deroche
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine the effectiveness of pharmacotherapies among children and adolescents diagnosed with early onset schizophrenia subgrouped according to their co-occurring psychiatric disorders. METHODS: A retrospective cohort design was employed, using South Carolina's (USA) Medicaid claims dataset covering outpatient and inpatient medical services, between January, 1999 and December, 2013 to identify patients ≤17 years of age. Random effects regression analyses assessed differential changes in acute psychiatric service utilization over time across the 3 subgroups associated with antipsychotic, mood stabilizer, psychostimulant, or antidepressant pharmacotherapy...
March 2017: Human Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369257/neuroimaging-and-clinical-features-in-adults-with-a-22q11-2-deletion-at-risk-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Nancy J Butcher, Connie Marras, Margarita Pondal, Pablo Rusjan, Erik Boot, Leigh Christopher, Gabriela M Repetto, Rosemarie Fritsch, Eva W C Chow, Mario Masellis, Antonio P Strafella, Anthony E Lang, Anne S Bassett
The recurrent 22q11.2 deletion is a genetic risk factor for early-onset Parkinson's disease. Adults with the associated 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) may exhibit phenotypes that could help identify those at highest risk and reveal disease trajectories. We investigated clinical and neuroimaging features relevant to Parkinson's disease in 26 adults: 13 with 22q11.2DS at genetic risk of Parkinson's disease (mean age = 41.5 years, standard deviation = 9.7), 12 healthy age and sex-matched controls, and a 22q11...
March 24, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353222/application-of-proteomic-techniques-for-improved-stratification-and-treatment-of-schizophrenia-patients
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Johann Steiner, Paul C Guest, Daniel Martins-de-Souza
For major psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, there have been shortcomings in the translation of scientific findings into new treatments and this has led to diminished interest for large pharmaceutical companies. This chapter describes how incorporation of proteomic approaches into the clinical pipeline can lead to identification and implementation of biomarker tests for improved patient characterization, prediction of treatment response and monitoring treatment effects to help revitalize efforts in this important area...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351597/neuropsychology-of-subjects-with-ultra-high-risk-uhr-of-psychosis-a-critical-analysis-of-the-literature
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C Mam-Lam-Fook, C Danset-Alexandre, L Pedron, I Amado, R Gaillard, M-O Krebs
Cognitive disorders are currently considered as central components of disorders found in schizophrenia and are a major handicap for patients day to day. These disorders appear before the first psychotic episode, in the prodromal phase, during which time the symptoms are below the threshold for psychosis. People with these symptoms are considered as presenting an at-risk mental state (or at ultra-high risk, UHR of psychosis) and their risk for psychotic transition is between 20% and 40% within one year. Despite a number of studies, the chronology in which cognitive disorders appear in relation to the psychotic symptoms has not clearly been established and the study of the links between cognition and symptoms could improve our understanding of psychotic disorders...
March 25, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323458/clozapine-related-tachycardia-in-an-adolescent-with-treatment-resistant-early-onset-schizophrenia
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Venkata Kolli, Dalton Bourke, Jeannie Ngo, Maxwell J Luber, Barbara J Coffey
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March 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318836/early-onset-of-cardiometabolic-risk-factor-profiles-in-drug-na%C3%A3-ve-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-first-episode-schizophrenia
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Desheng Zhai, Yan Lang, Yihang Feng, Yijun Liu, Gaopan Dong, Xin Wang, Ying Cao, Taizhen Cui, Chenyang Ni, Yonggan Ji, Xiaodan Zhang, Ying Zhao, Ruiling Zhang
OBJECTIVE AND METHOD: We performed a case-control study, which included antipsychotic-naïve first-episode schizophrenia (FES) of adolescents and young adults and general population controls, to investigate the early-onset cardiometabolic risk factors in FES. RESULTS: FES had more frequent lower HDL-C when compared to controls. However, the distribution of BMI and the frequency of hypercholesterolemia, elevated LDL-C, hypertriglyceridemia in FES were not significantly different to controls...
March 15, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314733/genetics-implicate-common-mechanisms-in-autism-and-schizophrenia-synaptic-activity-and-immunity
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REVIEW
Xiaoming Liu, Zhengwei Li, Conghai Fan, Dongli Zhang, Jiao Chen
The diagnosis of debilitating psychiatric disorders like autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and schizophrenia (SCHZ) is on the rise. These are severe conditions that lead to social isolation and require lifelong professional care. Improved diagnosis of ASD and SCHZ provides early access to medication and therapy, but the reality is that the mechanisms and the cellular pathology underlying these conditions are mostly unknown at this time. Although both ASD and SCHZ have strong inherited components, genetic risk seems to be distributed in hundreds of variants, each conferring low risk...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314460/schizophrenia-and-psychosis-diagnosis-current-research-trends-and-model-treatment-approaches-with-implications-for-transitional-age-youth
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REVIEW
Vivien Chan
This article reviews the current state of diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia, describing the recent proliferation of research in high-risk psychosis spectrum conditions, which are different from childhood-onset and early onset schizophrenia, and findings of psychotic-like experiences in the normal population. Taken from adult and childhood literature, clinical quandaries in accurate diagnosis, and treatment gaps in co-occurring, or sometimes confounding, conditions are discussed. Thoughts on the impact of schizophrenia on an emerging adulthood trajectory are offered...
April 2017: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304340/neuroinflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-psychosis-and-psychosis-risk
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REVIEW
Henry Barron, Sina Hafizi, Ana C Andreazza, Romina Mizrahi
Although our understanding of psychotic disorders has advanced substantially in the past few decades, very little has changed in the standard of care for these illnesses since the development of atypical anti-psychotics in the 1990s. Here, we integrate new insights into the pathophysiology with the increasing interest in early detection and prevention. First, we explore the role of N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors in a subpopulation of cortical parvalbumin-containing interneurons (PVIs). Postmortem and preclinical data has implicated these neurons in the positive and negative symptoms, as well as the cognitive dysfunction present in schizophrenia...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291864/sex-specific-cognitive-abnormalities-in-early-onset-psychosis
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Miguel Ruiz-Veguilla, Josefa Moreno-Granados, Maria D Salcedo-Marin, Maria L Barrigon, Maria J Blanco-Morales, Evelio Igunza, Anselmo Cañabate, Maria D Garcia, Teresa Guijarro, Francisco Diaz-Atienza, Maite Ferrin
Objectives: Brain maturation differs depending on the area of the brain and sex. Girls show an earlier peak in maturation of the prefrontal cortex. Although differences between adult females and males with schizophrenia have been widely studied, there has been less research in girls and boys with psychosis. The purpose of this study was to examine differences in verbal and visual memory, verbal working memory, auditory attention, processing speed, and cognitive flexibility between boys and girls...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288547/neuropsychological-correlates-of-schizotypy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-cross-sectional-studies
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Sara Siddi, Donatella Rita Petretto, Antonio Preti
INTRODUCTION: Cognitive deficits can precede the onset of psychotic episodes and predict the onset of the illness in individuals with schizotypy traits. In some studies, high levels of schizotypy were associated with impairments in memory, attention, executive functions, and verbal fluency. This review provides a more comprehensive understanding of cognitive impairments related to schizoytpy. METHODS:  A systematic review of "schizotypy and neuropsychological measures" was conducted, and it retrieved 67 studies...
March 13, 2017: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285024/shorter-telomere-length-in-people-with-schizophrenia-a-preliminary-study-from-australia
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Cherrie Galletly, Varinderpal S Dhillon, Dennis Liu, Ryan P Balzan, Lisa A Hahn, Michael F Fenech
Schizophrenia is a complex mental illness affecting the normal functioning of the brain, interfering with the ability to think, feel and act. It can be conceptualised as a syndrome of accelerated ageing, with early onset of cardiovascular disease and high rates of premature mortality. Telomere attrition increases with oxidative stress and is considered a biomarker of ageing. Previous studies have assessed abnormalities in telomere length in schizophrenia, but the results are inconsistent. The present study used a case-control design to assess whether people with schizophrenia have shortened telomeres, indicative of accelerated ageing...
March 8, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
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