Anatomical Connectivity of the Visuospatial Attentional Network in Schizophrenia: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Tractography Study.

CONCLUSIONS: This study is the first to describe the structural hemispheric lateralization and organization of the visuospatial attentional network in persons with schizophrenia. The main findings indicate loss of integrity in the SLF II, associated with loss of asymmetry in participants with schizophrenia, compared with healthy individuals, suggesting a potential substrate of attentional deficits. PMID: 31948322 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research

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BACKGROUND: We compared male and female American veterans with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder regarding clinical characteristics associated with lifetime suicidal ideation and behavior. Subsequent mortality, including death by suicide, was also assessed...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Condition:   Schizophrenia; Psychosis Intervention:   Drug: Levetiracetam 500 mg Sponsor:   Vanderbilt University Medical Center Not yet recruiting
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Condition:   Schizophrenia Intervention:   Behavioral: Cognitive Remediation Therapy Sponsors:   Hospital Clinic of Barcelona;   National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression;   Instituto de Salud Carlos III Active, not recruiting
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Condition:   Schizophrenia Intervention:   Other: Evoked Related Potentials Sponsor:   Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice Not yet recruiting
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Using a patient example, this article focuses on the need for building trust and applying caring cognitive behavioral talking skills when communicating with people who suffer from a psychosis.Schizophrenia Bulletin
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news
Abstract The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the clinical profiles and treatment outcomes of patients with lung cancer admitted to the Medical Psychiatric Unit (MPU), which is built for patients with physical and severe psychiatric disorders. All medical records of patients with lung cancer admitted to the MPU of Tachikawa hospital were reviewed. The clinical outcomes of these patients were retrospectively evaluated between January 2010 and December 2016. A total of 24 patients in the MPU were histologically or cytologically diagnosed with primary lung cancer. Of these, 20 patients had schizophrenia, ...
Source: Clinical Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Mol Clin Oncol Source Type: research
Authors: Petrasch-Parwez E, Schöbel A, Benali A, Moinfar Z, Förster E, Brüne M, Juckel G Abstract There is increasing evidence from genetic, biochemical, pharmacological, neuroimaging and post-mortem studies that immunological dysregulation plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of psychoses. The involvement of microglia in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (BD) has remained controversial, however, since results from various post-mortem studies are still inconclusive. Here, we analyzed the estimated density of microglia of age-matched individuals with schizophrenia (n = 17), BD (n&th...
Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
Authors: Huhn M, Leucht C, Rothe P, Dold M, Heres S, Bornschein S, Schneider-Axmann T, Hasan A, Leucht S Abstract As the course of schizophrenic disorders is often chronic, treatment guidelines recommend continuous maintenance treatment to prevent relapses, but antipsychotic drugs can cause many side effects. It, therefore, seems reasonable to try to reduce doses in stable phases of the illness or even try to stop medication. We conducted a 26 weeks, randomized, rater blind, feasibility study to examine individualized antipsychotic dose reduction versus continuous maintenance treatment (Register Number: NCT023...
Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
Authors: Dinakaran D, Sreeraj VS, Venkatasubramanian G Abstract Measurement based care (MBC) implies the utilization of structured objective scales/batteries in the assessment and monitoring of an illness. Patients with schizophrenia with heterogeneous presentation would potentially benefit better through MBC. Time constraints and additional work burden are frequently cited as barriers in implementing objective assessments. In this selective review, the authors discuss the available standard scales for assessment in schizophrenia, the advantages and disadvantages in implementing MBC and a feasible approach to overc...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The MAP-SR is a valid and reliable instrument in assessing negative symptoms in individuals along the schizophrenia spectrum. PMID: 32065963 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
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