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.
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Functional Connectivity of Corticostriatal Circuitry and Psychosis-like Experiences in the General Community
Kristina Sabaroedin, Jeggan Tiego, Linden Parkes, Francesco Sforazzini, Amy Finlay, Beth Johnson, Ari Pinar, Vanessa Cropley, Ben J Harrison, Andrew Zalesky, Christos Pantelis, Mark Bellgrove, Alex Fornito
BACKGROUND: Psychotic symptoms are proposed to lie on a continuum, ranging from isolated psychosis-like experiences (PLEs) in nonc..