Neuroscience

White matter and schizophrenia

Schizophrenia, a disturbance of functional connections within brain networks, has been extensively studied by MRI. However, functional alterations involving white matter (WM) have not previously been investigated, especially ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Cognitive remediation benefits patients with schizophrenia

(HealthDay)—Cognitive remediation is effective for both cognitive and functional outcomes among patients with schizophrenia, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the August issue of JAMA Psychiatry.

Genetics

Genetic risk for psychiatric disorders linked to brain changes

(HealthDay)—Polygenic risk scores for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are associated with ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) structure and function, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Acceptability of assessment app low in schizophrenia patients

(HealthDay)—Acceptability of a passive smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment (EMA) app is relatively low among individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders, according to a study published in the July issue ...

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