A Combined Pet-Fmri Study Of Frontostriatal Dysfunction In First Episode Psychosis

Grant number: 1066779 | Funding period: 2014 - 2019



Psychosis is a debilitating psychiatric syndrome affecting a person’s ability to understand reality. This project will map how disruptions of specific brain circuits give rise to psychosis, and how they relate to changes in the level of a specific brain chemical, dopamine, which is targeted by antipsychotic medications. This work has important implications for developing new, more targeted treatments.