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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456122/blood-perfusion-in-left-inferior-and-middle-frontal-gyrus-predicts-communication-skills-in-schizophrenia
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Andrea Cantisani, Katharina Stegmayer, Andrea Federspiel, Stephan Bohlhalter, Roland Wiest, Sebastian Walther
Schizophrenia is one of the most debilitating mental disorders, severely affecting patients' community functioning. Functional capacity (FC) describes the skills necessary for successful functional outcome (FO), such as financial knowledge or communication skills. We investigated whether resting-state cerebral blood flow (rCBF) measured at baseline with arterial spin labeling (ASL) would predict FC or FO at a 6-months follow-up in 27 schizophrenia patients. A negative linear association was noted between FC and rCBF in the left inferior and middle frontal gyrus, areas involved in language processing, suggesting a potential relationship between cerebral perfusion and prospective FC in schizophrenia...
February 10, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454512/frontal-and-temporal-cortical-volume-white-matter-tract-integrity-and-hemispheric-asymmetry-in-schizotypal-personality-disorder
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Chi C Chan, Philip R Szeszko, Edmund Wong, Cheuk Y Tang, Caitlin Kelliher, Justin D Penner, M Mercedes Perez-Rodriguez, Daniel R Rosell, Margaret McClure, Panos Roussos, Antonia S New, Larry J Siever, Erin A Hazlett
Abnormalities in temporal and frontal cortical volume, white matter tract integrity, and hemispheric asymmetry have been implicated in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. Schizotypal personality disorder can provide insight into vulnerability and protective factors in these disorders without the confounds associated with chronic psychosis. However, multimodal imaging and asymmetry studies in SPD are sparse. Thirty-seven individuals with SPD and 29 healthy controls (HC) received clinical interviews and 3T magnetic resonance T1-weighted and diffusion tensor imaging scans...
February 14, 2018: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430009/real-time-fmri-neurofeedback-to-down-regulate-superior-temporal-gyrus-activity-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-and-auditory-hallucinations-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Natasza D Orlov, Vincent Giampietro, Owen O'Daly, Sheut-Ling Lam, Gareth J Barker, Katya Rubia, Philip McGuire, Sukhwinder S Shergill, Paul Allen
Neurocognitive models and previous neuroimaging work posit that auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) arise due to increased activity in speech-sensitive regions of the left posterior superior temporal gyrus (STG). Here, we examined if patients with schizophrenia (SCZ) and AVH could be trained to down-regulate STG activity using real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging neurofeedback (rtfMRI-NF). We also examined the effects of rtfMRI-NF training on functional connectivity between the STG and other speech and language regions...
February 12, 2018: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395749/reduced-white-matter-connectivity-associated-with-auditory-verbal-hallucinations-in-first-episode-and-chronic-schizophrenia-a-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study
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Xiaoling Zhang, Jie Gao, Feng Zhu, Wei Wang, Yajuan Fan, Qingyan Ma, Xiancang Ma, Jian Yang
This study aims to explore whether auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) in schizophrenia are associated with the white matter abnormalities in tracts connecting language, auditory and memory/limbic networks in first-episode and chronic schizophrenia patients. 21 first-episode (FE-AVH) and 12 chronic (chronic-AVH group) patients who suffered from auditory verbal hallucinations and 26 healthy controls (HC group) were enrolled. Diffusion tensor imaging with tract-based spatial statistics was performed to assess the white matter changes between the two patient groups and HC group...
January 25, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391390/ulk4-regulates-gabaergic-signaling-and-anxiety-related-behavior
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Min Liu, Marie Fitzgibbon, Yanqin Wang, Jamie Reilly, Xiaohong Qian, Timothy O'Brien, Steve Clapcote, Sanbing Shen, Michelle Roche
Excitation/inhibition imbalance has been proposed as a fundamental mechanism in the pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders, in which copy number variations of the Unc-51 like kinase 4 (ULK4) gene encoding a putative Serine/Threonine kinase have been reported in approximately 1/1000 of patients suffering pleiotropic clinical conditions of schizophrenia, depression, autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), developmental delay, language delay, intellectual disability, or behavioral disorder...
February 2, 2018: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387525/priming-production-neural-evidence-for-enhanced-automatic-semantic-activity-preceding-language-production-in-schizophrenia
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Gina R Kuperberg, Nathaniel Delaney-Busch, Kristina Fanucci, Trevor Blackford
Introduction: Lexico-semantic disturbances are considered central to schizophrenia. Clinically, their clearest manifestation is in language production. However, most studies probing their underlying mechanisms have used comprehension or categorization tasks. Here, we probed automatic semantic activity prior to language production in schizophrenia using event-related potentials (ERPs). Methods: 19 people with schizophrenia and 16 demographically-matched healthy controls named target pictures that were very quickly preceded by masked prime words...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385594/7t-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-of-the-anterior-cingulate-cortex-in-first-episode-schizophrenia
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Meredith A Reid, Nouha Salibi, David M White, Timothy J Gawne, Thomas S Denney, Adrienne C Lahti
Recent magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) studies suggest that abnormalities of the glutamatergic system in schizophrenia may be dependent on illness stage, medication status, and symptomatology. Glutamatergic metabolites appear to be elevated in the prodromal and early stages of schizophrenia but unchanged or reduced below normal in chronic, medicated patients. However, few of these studies have measured metabolites with high-field 7T MR scanners, which offer higher signal-to-noise ratio and better spectral resolution than 3T scanners and facilitate separation of glutamate and glutamine into distinct signals...
January 29, 2018: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368813/selective-noradrenaline-reuptake-inhibitors-for-schizophrenia
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Paul R L Matthews, Jamie Horder, Michael Pearce
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is frequently a chronic and disabling illness with a heterogeneous range of symptoms. The positive symptoms usually respond to antipsychotics but the cognitive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia are difficult to treat with conventional antipsychotics and significantly impact on quality of life and social outcomes. Selective noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (NRIs) increase prefrontal dopamine and noradrenaline levels without significantly affecting subcortical dopamine levels, making them an attractive candidate for treating cognitive and negative symptoms...
January 25, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357926/psychotropic-medication-non-adherence-and-associated-factors-among-adult-patients-with-major-psychiatric-disorders-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Agumasie Semahegn, Kwasi Torpey, Abubakar Manu, Nega Assefa, Gezahegn Tesfaye, Augustine Ankomah
BACKGROUND: Evidence from the global burden of diseases show that psychiatric disorders are a growing public health concern. Maintaining adherence to medication is the most essential, but challenging course in the pharmacological treatment modality for major psychiatric disorders. Nevertheless, there is a paucity of abridged evidence on the level of psychotropic medication non-adherence and associated factors. Therefore, we aim to systematically summarize existing primary studies finding to estimate the level and identify associated factors of psychotropic medication non-adherence among adult patients with major psychiatric disorders...
January 22, 2018: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356010/a-life-in-academia-my-career-in-brief
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Kenneth Hugdahl
In this article I have summarized some of the main trends and topics of my research career, spanning a time period of 50 years, from its start as a master student at the Department of Psychology, University of Uppsala, Sweden to seeing the end of a long career, now at the University of Bergen, Norway. This journey has, apart from having been a journey across various disciplines and topics in experimental psychology, psychophysiology and neuropsychology, functional neuroimaging and cognitive neuroscience, also been a social class journey for me personally...
February 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352548/prediction-of-psychosis-across-protocols-and-risk-cohorts-using-automated-language-analysis
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Cheryl M Corcoran, Facundo Carrillo, Diego Fernández-Slezak, Gillinder Bedi, Casimir Klim, Daniel C Javitt, Carrie E Bearden, Guillermo A Cecchi
Language and speech are the primary source of data for psychiatrists to diagnose and treat mental disorders. In psychosis, the very structure of language can be disturbed, including semantic coherence (e.g., derailment and tangentiality) and syntactic complexity (e.g., concreteness). Subtle disturbances in language are evident in schizophrenia even prior to first psychosis onset, during prodromal stages. Using computer-based natural language processing analyses, we previously showed that, among English-speaking clinical (e...
February 2018: World Psychiatry: Official Journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313167/prenatal-exposure-to-chernobyl-fallout-in-norway-neurological-and-developmental-outcomes-in-a-25-year-follow-up
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Rolv Terje Lie, Dag Moster, Per Strand, Allen James Wilcox
Ionizing radiation at high doses early in life may cause neurodevelopmental problems. Possible effects of lower doses are, however, controversial. We use carefully collected exposure data for Norway following the Chernobyl accident in April 1986 combined with population-based registries to assess long-term effects of fetal exposure on neurodevelopmental outcomes. Radiation doses were estimated for each Norwegian municipality for each calendar month from May 1986 to April 1989. We established a cohort of all Norwegian pregnancies during the three-year period of radiation measurement and compared them with appropriate unexposed groups...
December 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305294/cortical-folding-abnormalities-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-who-have-persistent-auditory-verbal-hallucinations
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Katharina M Kubera, Philipp A Thomann, Dusan Hirjak, Anja Barth, Fabio Sambataro, Nenad Vasic, Nadine D Wolf, Karel Frasch, R Christian Wolf
In schizophrenia temporal cortical volume loss differs between patients presenting with persistent auditory verbal hallucinations (pAVH) in contrast to those without hallucinatory symptoms (nAVH). However, it is unknown whether this deficit reflects a neural signature of neurodevelopmental origin or if abnormal temporal cortical volume is reflective of factors which may be relevant at later stages of the disorder. Here, we tested the hypothesis that local gyrification index (LGI) in regions of the temporal cortex differs between patients with pAVH (n=10) and healthy controls (n=14), and that abnormal temporal LGI discriminates between pAVH and nAVH (n=10)...
January 2, 2018: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276349/mismatch-negativity-in-han-chinese-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Yanbing Xiong, Xianbin Ll, Lei Zhao, Chuanyue Wang
Background: Previous meta-analysis revealed that mismatch negativity(MMN) amplitude decreased in patients with schizophrenia compared with healthy controls (Cohen's d, d about 1), leading to the possibility of mismatch negativity being used as a biomarker for schizophrenia. However, it is unknown whether MMN is reliably changed in Chinese patients. It is necessary to carry out a meta-analysis on MMN of Han Chinese patients with schizophrenia. Aim: To investigate whether MMN could be used as a biomarker for Han Chinese patients with schizophrenia...
October 25, 2017: Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275156/aripiprazole-use-during-pregnancy-peripartum-and-lactation-a-systematic-literature-search-and-review-to-inform-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
A Cuomo, A Goracci, A Fagiolini
BACKGROUND: Aripiprazole is used relatively frequently in women with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia in childbearing years, owing to its efficacy and relatively favorable side effect profile. As is the case for other psychotropic medications, for ethical reasons, no prospective randomized placebo controlled trial to assess aripiprazole safety during pregnancy has ever been conducted. However, animal data are available and the amount of exposure and outcome data for human fetuses and infants has recently increased, providing published prospective safety data in relatively large numbers of pregnant women treated with aripiprazole...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248628/systematic-review-of-smartphone-based-passive-sensing-for-health-and-wellbeing
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REVIEW
Victor P Cornet, Richard J Holden
OBJECTIVE: To review published empirical literature on the use of smartphone-based passive sensing for health and wellbeing. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic review of the English language literature was performed following PRISMA guidelines. Papers indexed in computing, technology, and medical databases were included if they were empirical, focused on health and/or wellbeing, involved the collection of data via smartphones, and described the utilized technology as passive or requiring minimal user interaction...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201010/microglia-and-brain-plasticity-in-acute-psychosis-and-schizophrenia-illness-course-a-meta-review
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REVIEW
Livia J De Picker, Manuel Morrens, Steven A Chance, Delphine Boche
Objective: Schizophrenia poses a tremendous health, social, and economic burden upon patients and society, indicating current treatment options remain inadequate. Recent findings from several lines of evidence have pointed to the importance of immune system involvement in not only premorbid neurodevelopmental but also subsequent symptom generation and aging processes of brain change in schizophrenia. In this meta-review, we use the summarized evidence from recent quantitative systematic reviews (SRs) and meta-analyses of several subspecialties to critically evaluate the hypothesis that immune-related processes shape the symptomatic presentation and illness course of schizophrenia, both directly and indirectly through altered neuroplasticity...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188908/anticholinergic-burden-and-cognition-in-older-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Christopher Tsoutsoulas, Benoit H Mulsant, Sanjeev Kumar, Zaid Ghazala, Aristotle N Voineskos, Mahesh Menon, Bruce G Pollock, Tarek K Rajji
OBJECTIVE: Older individuals with schizophrenia are at risk of being treated with anticholinergic medications due to the prevalence of medical comorbidities and polypharmacy. High anticholinergic burden impairs cognition and is a risk factor for Alzheimer's dementia. Thus, we assessed the impact of anticholinergic burden on Alzheimer's dementia-related and schizophrenia-related cognitive functions in older patients with schizophrenia. METHODS: Anticholinergic burden was measured using the Anticholinergic Cognitive Burden scale (ACB) in 60 community-dwelling patients aged ≥ 50 years who met DSM-IV criteria for schizophrenia between May 2007 and November 2011...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188628/-effect-of-mthfr-gene-on-the-schizophrenia-and-its-cognitive-function
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Weiping Wang, Weixing Fan, Bo Shi, Chunnan Tong, Xiaorong Wang, Jun Cai, Chen Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of MTHFR gene on schizophrenia and its cognitive function. METHODS: We recruited 254 schizophrenia patients with stable condition, 339 healthy controls for genetic analysis and 72 healthy controls for cognitive evaluation. The repeatable battery for the assessment of neuropsychological status (RBANS) was used for cognitive measurement. PCR-RFLP technique was carried out to genotype 677C/T polymorphism. RESULTS: There were no significant differences in genotypic or allelic frequencies of the 677C/T polymorphism between the case and control groups (P> 0...
December 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186155/using-iterative-learning-to-improve-understanding-during-the-informed-consent-process-in-a-south-african-psychiatric-genomics-study
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Megan M Campbell, Ezra Susser, Sumaya Mall, Sibonile G Mqulwana, Michael M Mndini, Odwa A Ntola, Mohamed Nagdee, Zukiswa Zingela, Stephanus Van Wyk, Dan J Stein
Obtaining informed consent is a great challenge in global health research. There is a need for tools that can screen for and improve potential research participants' understanding of the research study at the time of recruitment. Limited empirical research has been conducted in low and middle income countries, evaluating informed consent processes in genomics research. We sought to investigate the quality of informed consent obtained in a South African psychiatric genomics study. A Xhosa language version of the University of California, San Diego Brief Assessment of Capacity to Consent Questionnaire (UBACC) was used to screen for capacity to consent and improve understanding through iterative learning in a sample of 528 Xhosa people with schizophrenia and 528 controls...
2017: PloS One
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