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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523234/the-effect-of-comt-val158met-and-drd2-c957t-polymorphisms-on-executive-function-and-the-impact-of-early-life-stress
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Kristel Klaus, Kevin Butler, Simon J Durrant, Manir Ali, Chris F Inglehearn, Timothy L Hodgson, Humberto Gutierrez, Kyla Pennington
INTRODUCTION: Previous research has indicated that variation in genes encoding catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) and dopamine receptor D2 (DRD2) may influence cognitive function and that this may confer vulnerability to the development of mental health disorders such as schizophrenia. However, increasing evidence suggests environmental factors such as early life stress may interact with genetic variants in affecting these cognitive outcomes. This study investigated the effect of COMT Val158Met and DRD2 C957T polymorphisms on executive function and the impact of early life stress in healthy adults...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516224/psychiatric-behaviors-associated-with-cytoskeletal-defects-in-radial-neuronal-migration
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REVIEW
Toshifumi Fukuda, Shigeru Yanagi
Normal development of the cerebral cortex is an important process for higher brain functions, such as language, and cognitive and social functions. Psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and autism, are thought to develop owing to various dysfunctions occurring during the development of the cerebral cortex. Radial neuronal migration in the embryonic cerebral cortex is a complex process, which is achieved by strict control of cytoskeletal dynamics, and impairments in this process are suggested to cause various psychiatric disorders...
May 17, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511562/a-review-of-cognitive-remediation-approaches-for-schizophrenia-from-top-down-to-bottom-up-brain-training-to-psychotherapy
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Michael W Best, Christopher R Bowie
Individuals with psychotic disorders experience profound impairment in neurocognition, which is consistently found to be the best predictor of independent community functioning. Several diverse behavioural treatments designed to enhance neurocognitive abilities have been developed, with subtle to stark differences among them. Various approaches, to varying degrees, have demonstrated success across diffuse outcomes: improved brain structure and function, performance on neuropsychological tests, and community activities associated with daily living...
May 16, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507523/autism-spectrum-disorders-and-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders-excitation-inhibition-imbalance-and-developmental-trajectories
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Roberto Canitano, Mauro Pallagrosi
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD) share clinical and genetic components that have long been recognized. The two disorders co-occur more frequently than would be predicted by their respective prevalence, suggesting that a complex, multifactor association is involved. However, DSM-5 maintains the distinction between ASD, with core social and communication impairments, and SSD, including schizophrenia (SCZ), with hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder as essential features...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507309/pick1-genetic-variation-and-cognitive-function-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Yi-Ting Chen, Chieh-Hsin Lin, Chiung-Hsien Huang, Wen-Miin Liang, Hsien-Yuan Lane
The gene of protein interacting with C kinase 1 alpha (PICK1) has been implicated in schizophrenia, nevertheless, conflicting results existed. However, its role in cognitive function remains unclear. Besides, cognitive deficits impair the long-term outcome. We explored whether the polymorphisms of PICK1 (rs2076369, rs3952) affected cognitive functions in schizophrenic patients. We analyzed 302 patients and tested the differences of cognitive functions, clinical symptoms between genetic groups. We also used general linear model to analyze the effect of PICK1 genetic polymorphisms on cognitive functions...
May 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506703/abnormal-asymmetry-of-white-matter-tracts-between-ventral-posterior-cingulate-cortex-and-middle-temporal-gyrus-in-recent-onset-schizophrenia
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Sung Woo Joo, Myong-Wuk Chon, Yogesh Rathi, Martha E Shenton, Marek Kubicki, Jungsun Lee
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies have reported abnormalities in the ventral posterior cingulate cortex (vPCC) and middle temporal gyrus (MTG) in schizophrenia patients. However, it remains unclear whether the white matter tracts connecting these structures are impaired in schizophrenia. Our study investigated the integrity of these white matter tracts (vPCC-MTG tract) and their asymmetry (left versus right side) in patients with recent onset schizophrenia. METHOD: Forty-seven patients and 24 age-and sex-matched healthy controls were enrolled in this study...
May 12, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500472/impaired-interpretation-of-others-behavior-is-associated-with-difficulties-in-recognizing-pragmatic-language-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Keita Fukuhara, Yasuhiro Ogawa, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Yuma Nagata, Saiji Nishida, Daisuke Haga, Takashi Nishikawa
Much attention has been paid to the pragmatic language function in schizophrenia. This study of Japanese patients with schizophrenia examined the relationship between impaired interpretation of the behaviors of other people in social contexts and the ability to recognize metaphor and irony. We assessed 34 patients with schizophrenia and 34 normal subjects using first- and second-order theory of mind tasks, the Metaphor and Sarcasm Scenario Test, and the Dewey Story Test (which tests the ability to judge others' social behaviors)...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Psycholinguistic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493605/adverse-effects-of-obesity-on-cognitive-functions-in-individuals-at-ultra-high-risk-for-bipolar-disorder-results-from-the-global-mood-and-brain-science-initiative
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Roger S McIntyre, Rodrigo B Mansur, Yena Lee, Letícia Japiassú, Kun Chen, Rui Lu, Weicong Lu, Xiaodong Chen, Ting Li, Guiyun Xu, Kangguang Lin
BACKGROUND: The burden of illness associated with bipolar disorder (BD) warrants early pre-emption/prevention. Prediction models limited to psychiatric phenomenology have insufficient predictive power. Herein, we aimed to evaluate whether the presence of overweight/obesity is associated with greater cognitive decline in individuals at high risk (HR) or ultra high risk (UHR) for BD. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis to investigate the moderational role of body mass index (BMI) on measures of cognitive function...
March 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485725/sensory-integration-deficits-support-a-dimensional-view-of-psychosis-and-are-not-limited-to-schizophrenia
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O Carter, D Bennett, T Nash, S Arnold, L Brown, R Y Cai, Z Allan, A Dluzniak, K McAnally, D Burr, S Sundram
Visual dysfunction is commonplace in schizophrenia and occurs alongside cognitive, psychotic and affective symptoms of the disorder. Psychophysical evidence suggests that this dysfunction results from impairments in the integration of low-level neural signals into complex cortical representations, which may also be associated with symptom formation. Despite the symptoms of schizophrenia occurring in a range of disorders, the integration deficit has not been tested in broader patient populations. Moreover, it remains unclear whether such deficits generalize across other sensory modalities...
May 9, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478998/characteristics-and-service-use-of-older-adults-with-schizoaffective-disorder-versus-older-adults-with-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder
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Stephanie A Rolin, Kelly A Aschbrenner, Karen L Whiteman, Emily Scherer, Stephen J Bartels
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine if schizoaffective disorder in older adults is differentiated from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with respect to community functioning, cognitive functioning, psychiatric symptoms, and service use. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of baseline data collected from the Helping Older People Experience Success psychosocial skills training and health management study. SETTING: Three community mental health centers in New Hampshire and Massachusetts...
April 3, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477285/a-molecular-pathway-analysis-stresses-the-role-of-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-towards-cognition-in-schizophrenia
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Ellen Kure Fischer, Antonio Drago
Cognitive processes have a genetic component and are impaired in Schizophrenia (SKZ). The exact nature of such impairment escapes definition. The aim of the present contribution was the identification of the molecular pathways enriched with mutations (SNPs) associated with cognitive performance during antipsychotic treatment. 765 individuals from the CATIE study, males = 559, mean age 40.93 ± 11.03 were included. Working memory and the verbal memory were the evaluated outcomes. A mixed regression model for repeated measures served in R for clinical and molecular pathway analysis...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476012/comparison-of-neurocognitive-function-in-major-depressive-disorder-bipolar-disorder-and-schizophrenia-in-later-life-a-cross-sectional-study-of-euthymic-or-remitted-non-demented-patients-using-the-japanese-version-of-the-brief-assessment-of-cognition-in-schizophrenia
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Sayaka Terachi, Takeshi Yamada, Shenghong Pu, Katsutoshi Yokoyama, Hiroshi Matsumura, Koichi Kaneko
Major depressive disorder (MDD), bipolar disorder (BD), and schizophrenia (SZ) are associated with cognitive dysfunction both in adulthood and in later life. In this study, we directly compared neurocognitive function between these three conditions in later life, employing stringent definitions of euthymia and symptomatic remission. Cognitive function in 60 elderly outpatients with MDD, BD, or SZ (20 patients per group) was assessed using the Japanese version of the Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia...
April 28, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468693/neurocognitive-impairment-in-deficit-and-non-deficit-schizophrenia-a-meta-analysis
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E Bora, B Binnur Akdede, K Alptekin
BACKGROUND: Most studies suggested that patients with deficit schizophrenia have more severe impairment compared with patients with non-deficit schizophrenia. However, it is not clear whether deficit and non-deficit schizophrenia are associated with differential neurocognitive profiles. METHODS: The aim of this meta-analytic review was to compare cognitive performances of deficit and non-deficit patients with each other and with healthy controls. In the current meta-analysis, differences in cognitive abilities between 897 deficit and 1636 non-deficit patients with schizophrenia were examined...
May 4, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467520/transdiagnostic-associations-between-functional-brain-network-integrity-and-cognition
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Julia M Sheffield, Sridhar Kandala, Carol A Tamminga, Godfrey D Pearlson, Matcheri S Keshavan, John A Sweeney, Brett A Clementz, Dov B Lerman-Sinkoff, S Kristian Hill, Deanna M Barch
Importance: Cognitive impairment occurs across the psychosis spectrum and is associated with functional outcome. However, it is unknown whether these shared manifestations of cognitive dysfunction across diagnostic categories also reflect shared neurobiological mechanisms or whether the source of impairment differs. Objective: To examine whether the general cognitive deficit observed across psychotic disorders is similarly associated with functional integrity of 2 brain networks widely implicated in supporting many cognitive domains...
May 3, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467426/pkb%C3%AE-akt3-loss-of-function-causes-learning-and-memory-deficits-and-deregulation-of-akt-mtorc2-signaling-relevance-for-schizophrenia
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Kristy R Howell, Kirsten Floyd, Amanda J Law
Psychiatric genetic studies have identified genome-wide significant loci for schizophrenia. The AKT3/1q44 locus is a principal risk region and gene-network analyses identify AKT3 polymorphisms as a constituent of several neurobiological pathways relevant to psychiatric risk; the neurobiological mechanisms remain unknown. AKT3 shows prenatal enrichment during human neocortical development and recurrent copy number variations involving the 1q43-44 locus are associated with cortical malformations and intellectual disability, implicating an essential role in early brain development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463798/gladiolus-dalenii-lyophilisate-reverses-scopolamine-induced-amnesia-and-reduces-oxidative-stress-in-rat-brain
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Gwladys Temkou Ngoupaye, David Bougolla Pahaye, Judith Ngondi, Fleur Clarisse Okomolo Moto, Elisabeth Ngo Bum
Learning and memory are the most important executive functions performed by the human brain, the loss of which is a prominent feature in dementia. Gladiolus dalenii is traditionally used to treat a number of illnesses such as epilepsy and schizophrenia in Cameroon. This study aims to investigate the anti-amnesia effect of Gladiolus dalenii in scopolamine-induced amnesia in rats and its possible antioxidant properties in this model. Morris water maze, novel object location and recognition tasks were used to assess spatial and working memory...
April 29, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458083/cognitive-performance-is-associated-with-gray-matter-decline-in-first-episode-psychosis
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Kara Dempster, Ross Norman, Jean Théberge, Maria Densmore, Betsy Schaefer, Peter Williamson
Progressive loss of gray matter has been demonstrated over the early course of schizophrenia. Identification of an association between cognition and gray matter may lead to development of early interventions directed at preserving gray matter volume and cognitive ability. The present study evaluated the association between gray matter using voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and cognitive testing in a sample of 16 patients with first-episode psychosis. A simple regression was applied to investigate the association between gray matter at baseline and 80 months and cognitive tests at baseline...
April 25, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455126/neurochemical-arguments-for-the-use-of-dopamine-d4-receptor-stimulation-to-improve-cognitive-impairment-associated-with-schizophrenia
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Mei Huang, Sunoh Kwon, Wenqi He, Herbert Y Meltzer
BACKGROUND: Dopamine (DA) D4 receptors have been implicated in schizophrenia and the ability of some atypical antipsychotic drugs (APDs) to improve the cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia (CIAS). Systemic administration of a D4 agonist, PD168077, at a sub-effective dose, together with a sub-effective dose of lurasidone, an atypical APD which is a weak D4 receptor antagonist, reversed the deficit in novel object recognition (NOR) in rats treated subchronically with phencyclidine (PCP), a rodent model of CIAS...
April 25, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449613/emotion-recognition-and-theory-of-mind-in-schizophrenia-a-meta-analysis-of-neuroimaging-studies
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Martin Jáni, Tomáš Kašpárek
INTRODUCTION: Patients with schizophrenia have difficulties processing the emotional and cognitive states of others. Neuroimaging studies show inconsistent findings. METHOD: We used a seed-based d mapping meta-analytic method to explore brain activation during facial emotion recognition and theory of mind tasks in schizophrenia patients. RESULTS: The patients showed lesser recruitment of the facial emotion processing network; behavioural performance was associated with the activation of the precentral gyrus...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448820/is-there-a-link-between-biological-parents-insight-into-their-offspring-s-schizophrenia-and-their-cognitive-functioning-expressed-emotion-and-knowledge-about-disorder
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Alexandra Macgregor, Joanna Norton, Stéphane Raffard, Delphine Capdevielle
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest that parents' awareness of their offspring's schizophrenia could influence their offspring's insight. Low patient insight is linked to impairment of specific cognitive abilities, and biological parents of schizophrenia patients have impaired capacities in these same domains. However, little is known about what specific socio-demographic, affective or cognitive factors may influence biological parents' awareness of their offspring's disease. METHOD: Data were drawn from 41 patient-parent dyads...
April 13, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
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