Linking brain changes in adolescence to impaired ~social thinking~ in early psychosis: Can training improve outcome?
Grant number: 567042 | Funding period: 2009 - 2013
This project aims to investigate the origin of impairments in social thinking of young people with first episode psychosis (FEP), and whether social cognitive training can reverse these problems and improve social functioning. We think that slower maturation of particular brain regions during adolescence may be related to these social cognitive deficits. We will also explore whether providing training in these skills can influence the development of these key brain structures.
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