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Sleep Deprivation Not Schizotypy Validated as Model System of Psychosis

Sleep Deprivation Not Schizotypy Validated as Model System of Psychosis

Researchers aimed to validate sleep deprivation and schizotypy as putative models of psychosis by replicating their effects on cognitive performance.

Vulnerability to Psychosocial Disability in Psychosis

Vulnerability to Psychosocial Disability in Psychosis

Psychosis, or a psychotic episode, is characterized by a distorted perception of reality that is often exacerbated by hallucinations or delusions.

Vitamin D Deficiency May Contribute to Elevated Interleukin-6 in Psychosis

Vitamin D Deficiency May Contribute to Elevated Interleukin-6 in Psychosis

The biomarkers of increased interleukin-6, IgA anti-lipopolysaccharide antibodies, and vitamin D deficiency "collectively may contribute to the inflammatory state in patients with psychosis."

Improving Insight in Schizophrenia Through Social Cognitive Group Treatment

Improving Insight in Schizophrenia Through Social Cognitive Group Treatment

Although the new psychosocial intervention REFLEX was composed to address specific aspects of insight, its effects were not superior to that of simplified cognitive remediation training.

Specific Self-Defining Memories May Improve Functioning in First Episode Psychosis

Specific Self-Defining Memories May Improve Functioning in First Episode Psychosis

Study suggests that elaborating on specific self-defining memories is a valid therapeutic target and may be considered a tool to improve daily functioning in first episode psychosis.

Risk Factors for Very Late-Onset Schizophrenia-Like Psychosis

Risk Factors for Very Late-Onset Schizophrenia-Like Psychosis

The risk for very late-onset schizophrenia-like psychosis increases with age, migration, and traumatic life events.

Implementation Intention Training Helps Prospective Memory in Schizophrenia

Implementation Intention Training Helps Prospective Memory in Schizophrenia

Implementation intentions may have lasting beneficial effects in prospective memory and significant transfer effects to functional capacity in people with schizophrenia.

Patient-Rated Insight Lower Than Clinician-Rated Insight in Schizophrenia

Patient-Rated Insight Lower Than Clinician-Rated Insight in Schizophrenia

In schizophrenia, insight as rated by patients is not responsive to antipsychotic treatment, and should be considered a trait feature of the illness, according to new study.

Social Decline a Predictor of Conversion Outcome in High-Risk Individuals

Social Decline a Predictor of Conversion Outcome in High-Risk Individuals

Social decline may be an effective predictor of conversion outcome in clinically high-risk individuals.

Onset of Psychosis Not Related to Cognitive Deterioration in Schizophrenia

Onset of Psychosis Not Related to Cognitive Deterioration in Schizophrenia

The change in cognition in association with transition to psychosis along with the change in functioning was examined.

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