Journal article

Frontal cortical thickness correlates positively with impulsivity in early psychosis male patients

Philipp S Baunnann, Paul Klauser, Alessandra Griffa, Philippe Golay, Julie Palix, Luis Alanneda, Valerie Moulin, Patric Hagnnann, Kim Q Do, Philippe Conus

EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIM: Impulsive behaviours, which are frequent in young people suffering from psychosis have been linked to risky and violent behaviours and participate to the burden of psychotic illness. Given that morphological brain correlates of impulsivity in schizophrenia have been poorly investigated especially in young adults, the aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between impulsivity and cortical thickness in early psychosis (EP) patients. METHOD: A total of 17 male subjects in the early phase of psychosis were recruited. Impulsivity was assessed with the Lecrubier Impulsivity Rating Scale. Mean cortical thickness was extracted from magnetic resonance imaging brain scans, using su..

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Awarded by National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) "SYNAPSY"


Awarded by Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Forderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung


Funding Acknowledgements

Leenaards Foundation; National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) "SYNAPSY", Grant/Award Number: no 51AU40_125759; Pilot Project no 33; Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Forderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung, Grant/Award Number: no 310030_156874