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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209179/the-social-brain-network-in-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome-a-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study
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Amy K Olszewski, Zora Kikinis, Christie S Gonzalez, Ioana L Coman, Nikolaos Makris, Xue Gong, Yogesh Rathi, Anni Zhu, Kevin M Antshel, Wanda Fremont, Marek R Kubicki, Sylvain Bouix, Martha E Shenton, Wendy R Kates
BACKGROUND: Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) is a neurogenetic disorder that is associated with a 25-fold increase in schizophrenia. Both individuals with 22q11.2DS and those with schizophrenia present with social cognitive deficits, which are putatively subserved by a network of brain regions that are involved in the processing of social cognitive information. This study used two-tensor tractography to examine the white matter tracts believed to underlie the social brain network in a group of 57 young adults with 22q11...
February 16, 2017: Behavioral and Brain Functions: BBF
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208982/delusional-disorder-in-a-patient-with-corpus-callosum-agenesis
#2
M S Bhatia, Rashmita Saha, Nimisha Doval
Agenesis of corpus callosum is rare and associated neuropsychiatric abnormalities reported are epilepsy, Asperger's syndrome, learning problems, depression, schizophrenia, conduct disorder and conversion symptoms. Schizophrenia is the most common psychiatric disorder reported among corpus callosum agenesis. We report a rare case of delusional disorder with corpus callosum agenesis and seizure disorder. The patient presented with delusions of persecution towards younger brother and mother, disturbed sleep and reduced appetite...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195569/rare-damaging-variants-in-dna-repair-and-cell-cycle-pathways-are-associated-with-hippocampal-and-cognitive-dysfunction-a-combined-genetic-imaging-study-in-first-episode-treatment-naive-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Z Yang, M Li, X Hu, B Xiang, W Deng, Q Wang, Y Wang, L Zhao, X Ma, P C Sham, G Northoff, T Li
Schizophrenia is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder where changes in both hippocampus and memory-related cognitive functions are central. However, the exact relationship between neurodevelopmental-genetic factors and hippocampal-cognitive dysfunction remains unclear. The general aim of our study is to link the occurrence of rare damaging mutations involved in susceptibility gene pathways to the structure and function of hippocampus in order to define genetically and phenotypically based subgroups in schizophrenia...
February 14, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194935/a-potential-pet-radiotracer-for-the-5-ht2c-receptor-synthesis-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-4-3-18-f-fluorophenethoxy-pyrimidine
#4
Juhyeon Kim, Byung Seok Moon, Byung Chul Lee, Ho-Young Lee, Hak Joong Kim, Hyunah Choo, Ae Nim Pae, Yong Seo Cho, Sun-Joon Min
The serotonin 2C receptor subtype (5-HT2C) is an excitatory 5-HT receptor widely distributed throughout the central nerve system. As the 5-HT2C receptor displays multiple actions on various neurotransmitter systems including glutamate, dopamine, epinephrine and -aminobutyric acid (GABA), abnormalities of the 5-HT2C receptor are associated with psychiatric diseases such as depression, schizophrenia, drug abuse, and anxiety. Up to date, three kinds of 5-HT2C PET radiotracers such as [11C]N-methylated arylazepine (1), [11C]WAY-163909 (2), [18F]fluorophenylcyclopropane (3) have been developed, but they may not be suitable for in vivo 5-HT2C imaging study due to their modest specific binding...
February 14, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193301/hippocampal-subregion-volume-changes-associated-with-antipsychotic-treatment-in-first-episode-psychosis
#5
K Rhindress, D G Robinson, J A Gallego, R Wellington, A K Malhotra, P R Szeszko
BACKGROUND: Hippocampal dysfunction is considered central to many neurobiological models of schizophrenia, yet there are few longitudinal in vivo neuroimaging studies that have investigated the relationship between antipsychotic treatment and morphologic changes within specific hippocampal subregions among patients with psychosis. METHOD: A total of 29 patients experiencing a first episode of psychosis with little or no prior antipsychotic exposure received structural neuroimaging examinations at illness onset and then following 12 weeks of treatment with either risperidone or aripiprazole in a double-blind randomized clinical trial...
February 14, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190639/characterizing-white-matter-changes-in-chronic-schizophrenia-a-free-water-imaging-multi-site-study
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Lena K L Oestreich, Amanda E Lyall, Ofer Pasternak, Zora Kikinis, Dominick T Newell, Peter Savadjiev, Sylvain Bouix, Martha E Shenton, Marek Kubicki, Thomas J Whitford, Simon McCarthy-Jones
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) studies in chronic schizophrenia have found widespread but often inconsistent patterns of white matter abnormalities. These studies have typically used the conventional measure of fractional anisotropy, which can be contaminated by extracellular free-water. A recent free-water imaging study reported reduced free-water corrected fractional anisotropy (FAT) in chronic schizophrenia across several brain regions, but limited changes in the extracellular volume. The present study set out to validate these findings in a substantially larger sample...
February 10, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188958/potassium-channel-gene-associations-with-joint-processing-speed-and-white-matter-impairments-in-schizophrenia
#7
Heather A Bruce, Peter Kochunov, Sara A Paciga, Craig L Hyde, Xing Chen, Zhiyong Xie, Baohong Zhang, Hualin S Xi, Patricio O'Donnell, Christopher Whelan, Christian R Schubert, Alfredo Bellon, Seth A Ament, Dinesh K Shukla, Xiaoming Du, Laura M Rowland, Hugh O'Neill, L Elliot Hong
Patients with schizophrenia show decreased processing speed on neuropsychological testing and decreased white matter integrity as measured by diffusion tensor imaging, two traits shown to be both heritable and genetically associated indicating that there may be genes that influence both traits as well as schizophrenia disease risk. The potassium channel gene family is a reasonable candidate to harbor such a gene given the prominent role potassium channels play in the central nervous system in signal transduction, particularly in myelinated axons...
February 11, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186152/association-of-polygenic-risk-for-major-psychiatric-illness-with-subcortical-volumes-and-white-matter-integrity-in-uk-biobank
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L M Reus, X Shen, J Gibson, E Wigmore, L Ligthart, M J Adams, G Davies, S R Cox, S P Hagenaars, M E Bastin, I J Deary, H C Whalley, A M McIntosh
Major depressive disorder (MDD), schizophrenia (SCZ) and bipolar disorder (BP) are common, disabling and heritable psychiatric diseases with a complex overlapping polygenic architecture. Individuals with these disorders, as well as their unaffected relatives, show widespread structural differences in corticostriatal and limbic networks. Structural variation in many of these brain regions is also heritable and polygenic but whether their genetic architecture overlaps with that of major psychiatric disorders is unknown...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183367/selective-functional-disconnection-of-the-orbitofrontal-subregions-in-schizophrenia
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Y Xu, W Qin, C Zhuo, L Xu, J Zhu, X Liu, C Yu
BACKGROUND: As a disconnection syndrome, schizophrenia has shown impaired resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) in the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC); however, the OFC is a rather heterogeneous region and the rsFC changes in the OFC subregions remain unknown. METHOD: A total of 98 schizophrenia patients and 102 healthy controls underwent resting-state functional MRI using a sensitivity-encoded spiral-in imaging sequence (SENSE-SPIRAL) to reduce susceptibility-induced signal loss and distortion...
February 10, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177184/associations-between-renaming-schizophrenia-and-stigma-related-outcomes-a-systematic-review
#10
Sosei Yamaguchi, Masashi Mizuno, Yasutaka Ojio, Utako Sawada, Asami Matsunaga, Shuntaro Ando, Shinsuke Koike
Renaming schizophrenia is a potential strategy to reduce the stigma attached to people with schizophrenia. However, the overall associations between renaming schizophrenia and stigma-related outcomes have not been fully elucidated. We conducted a systematic review of studies that empirically examined the outcomes between new or alternative terms and old or existing terms for schizophrenia. We searched for relevant articles in eight bibliographic databases, conducted a Google search, examined reference lists, and contacted relevant experts...
February 8, 2017: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174121/an-electrophysiological-investigation-of-emotional-abnormalities-in-groups-at-risk-for-schizophrenia-spectrum-personality-disorders
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Elizabeth A Martin, Nicole R Karcher, Bruce D Bartholow, Greg J Siegle, John G Kerns
Both extreme levels of social anhedonia (SocAnh) and perceptual aberration/magical ideation (PerMag) are associated with risk for schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and with emotional abnormalities. Yet, the nature of any psychophysiological-measured affective abnormality, including the role of automatic/controlled processes, is unclear. We examined the late positive potential (LPP) during passive viewing (to assess automatic processing) and during cognitive reappraisal (to assess controlled processing) in three groups: SocAnh, PerMag, and controls...
February 5, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171781/increased-white-matter-radial-diffusivity-is-associated-with-prefrontal-cortical-folding-deficits-in-schizophrenia
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C Christoph Schultz, Gerd Wagner, Claudia Schachtzabel, Jürgen R Reichenbach, Ralf G M Schlösser, Heinrich Sauer, Kathrin Koch
The neuronal underpinnings of cortical folding alterations in schizophrenia remain unclear. Theories on the physiological development of cortical folds stress the importance of white matter fibers for this process and disturbances of fiber tracts might be relevant for cortical folding alterations in schizophrenia. Nine-teen patients with schizophrenia and 19 healthy subjects underwent T1-weighted MRI and DTI. Cortical folding was computed using a surface based approach. DTI was analyzed using FSL and SPM 5...
February 4, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170004/inflammation-and-the-neural-diathesis-stress-hypothesis-of-schizophrenia-a-reconceptualization
#13
REVIEW
O D Howes, R McCutcheon
An interaction between external stressors and intrinsic vulnerability is one of the longest standing pathoaetiological explanations for schizophrenia. However, novel lines of evidence from genetics, preclinical studies, epidemiology and imaging have shed new light on the mechanisms that may underlie this, implicating microglia as a key potential mediator. Microglia are the primary immune cells of the central nervous system. They have a central role in the inflammatory response, and are also involved in synaptic pruning and neuronal remodeling...
February 7, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169089/meta-analysis-of-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-studies-of-timing-and-cognitive-control-in-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder-evidence-of-a-primary-time-deficit
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REVIEW
Irene Alústiza, Joaquim Radua, Marta Pla, Raquel Martin, Felipe Ortuño
Schizophrenia (SZ) and Bipolar Disorder (BD) are associated with deficits in both timing and cognitive control functions. However, the underlying neurological dysfunctions remain poorly understood. The main goal of this study was to identify brain structures activated both by increases in cognitive activity and during timing tasks in patients with SZ and BD relative to controls. We conducted two signed differential mapping (SDM) meta-analyses of functional magnetic resonance imaging studies assessing the brain response to increasing levels of cognitive difficulty: one concerned SZ, and the other BD patients...
February 3, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165438/morphologic-differences-of-occipital-region-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-and-migraine-headache-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-and-visual-evoked-potentials-veps
#15
Gorana Sulejmanpašić, Saida Fišeković, Senad Drnda
Aim To compare morphologic variations of occipital sulci patterns in patients with schizophrenia and migraine headache regarding gender and laterality using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and visual evoked potentials (VEPs) as well as damage of visual pathway in patients with schizophrenia. Methods This study included 80 patients. Brain scans and visual evoked potential responses recorded over the occipital cortex were performed to analyze the occipital region of both hemispheres. Average total volumes of both hemispheres and average values of latency of the healthy population were used for comparison...
February 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162976/neuromodulation-in-response-to-electroconvulsive-therapy-in-schizophrenia-and-major-depression
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Philipp Arthur Thomann, Robert Christian Wolf, Henrike Maria Nolte, Dusan Hirjak, Stefan Hofer, Ulrich Seidl, Malte Sebastian Depping, Bram Stieltjes, Klaus Maier-Hein, Fabio Sambataro, Torsten Wüstenberg
BACKGROUND: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is one of the most effective treatments in severe and treatment-resistant major depressive disorder (MDD). ECT has been also shown to be effective in schizophrenia (SZ), particularly when rapid symptom reduction is needed or in cases of resistance to drug-treatment. However, its precise mechanisms of action remain largely unknown. OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: This study examined whether ECT exerts disorder-specific or unspecific modulation of brain structure and function in SZ and MDD...
January 16, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161644/gray-matter-volumes-may-predict-the-clinical-response-to-paliperidone-palmitate-long-acting-in-acute-psychosis-a-pilot-longitudinal-neuroimaging-study
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A Carlo Altamura, Giuseppe Delvecchio, Silvia Paletta, Chiara Di Pace, Alessandra Reggiori, Alessio Fiorentini, M Donatella Mirabile, Riccardo A Paoli, Claudia Cinnante, Fabio Triulzi, Massimo C Mauri, Paolo Brambilla
In schizophrenia, paliperidone palmitate (PP) long acting injectable (LAI) has been reported to sustain plasma concentrations and improve clinical symptoms. Moreover, it has also been demonstrated the important role of total gray matter (GM) volumes in predicting the clinical outcome. However, no studies investigating the association between PP-LAI treatment and brain morphometry has been published so far. Therefore, the main aim of our 24 weeks prospective observational exploratory study was to investigate the relation between brain anatomy and clinical outcome in seven patients with acute psychosis treated with PP-LAI...
January 26, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153927/neuroplastic-changes-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-undergoing-cognitive-remediation-triple-blind-trial
#18
Ian S Ramsay, Tasha M Nienow, Matthew P Marggraf, Angus W MacDonald
BACKGROUND: Patients with schizophrenia have shown cognitive improvements following cognitive remediation, but the neuroplastic changes that support these processes are not fully understood. AIMS: To use a triple-blind, placebo-controlled trial to examine neural activation before and after cognitive remediation or a computer skills training (CST) placebo (trial registration: NCT00995553)). METHOD: Twenty-seven participants underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging before and after being randomised to either cognitive remediation intervention or CST...
February 2, 2017: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152990/reduced-functional-connectivity-between-bilateral-precuneus-and-contralateral-parahippocampus-in-schizotypal-personality-disorder
#19
Yikang Zhu, Yunxiang Tang, Tianhong Zhang, Hui Li, Yingying Tang, Chunbo Li, Xingguang Luo, Yongguang He, Zheng Lu, Jijun Wang
BACKGROUND: Schizotypal personality disorder (SPD) is linked to schizophrenia in terms of shared genetics, biological markers and phenomenological characteristics. In the current study, we aimed to determine whether the previously reported altered functional connectivity (FC) with precuneus in patients with schizophrenia could be extended to individuals with SPD. METHODS: Twenty subjects with SPD and 19 healthy controls were recruited from 4461 freshmen at a university in Shanghai and received a resting-state scan of MRI...
February 2, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143492/a-longitudinal-study-of-associations-between-psychiatric-symptoms-and-disorders-and-cerebral-gray-matter-volumes-in-adolescents-born-very-preterm
#20
Violeta L Botellero, Jon Skranes, Knut Jørgen Bjuland, Asta Kristine Håberg, Stian Lydersen, Ann-Mari Brubakk, Marit S Indredavik, Marit Martinussen
BACKGROUND: Being born preterm with very low birthweight (VLBW ≤ 1500 g) poses a risk for cortical and subcortical gray matter (GM) abnormalities, as well as for having more psychiatric problems during childhood and adolescence than term-born individuals. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between cortical and subcortical GM volumes and the course of psychiatric disorders during adolescence in VLBW individuals. METHODS: We followed VLBW individuals and term-born controls (birth weight ≥10th percentile) from 15 (VLBW;controls n = 40;56) to 19 (n = 44;60) years of age...
February 1, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
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