Journal article

An examination of sex differences in neurocognition and social cognition in first-episode psychosis

Haylee Danaher, Kelly Allott, Eoin Killackey, Robert Hester, Sue Cotton



Due to the dearth and conflicting findings of previous research, it is unclear whether males and females with first-episode psychosis (FEP) differ in their neurocognitive and social cognitive abilities. The aims of the current study were to investigate whether: (i) there are sex differences in neurocognition and social cognition among young people with FEP; and (ii) they resemble those observed in age-matched healthy controls. The current study involved secondary analysis of data from a previous study in which a large neurocognitive and social cognitive battery was administered to 146 individuals with FEP and 46 healthy controls aged 15-25 years. Seven two-way between-groups multivariate ana..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by Australian Rotary Health; the Australian Research Council (LP0883273); Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health; a University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Ronald Philip Griffiths Fellowships to K.A. and National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowships to E.K. (APP1051891) and S.C. (1061998).