Journal article

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

BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Psychotic symptoms are proposed to lie on a continuum, ranging from isolated psychosis-like experiences (PLEs) in nonclinical populations to frank disorder. Here, we investigated the neurobiological correlates of this continuum by examining whether functional connectivity of dorsal corticostriatal circuitry, which is disrupted in psychosis patients and individuals at high risk for psychosis, is associated with the severity of subclinical PLEs. METHODS: A community sample of 672 adults with no history of psychiatric or neurological illnesses completed a battery of seven questionnaires spanning various PLE domains. Principal component analysis of 12 subscales taken from seven quest..

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