A Connectivity Signature Predicting Response to Antipsychotic Therapy is Identified in First-Episode Psychosis Patients
In people who experience a first psychotic episode—often the prelude to schizophrenia and related disorders—the individual’s response to antipsychotic medicines can be crucial, and typically, varies… Read More
“Still Depressed” or “Recovering”? Researchers Find Biomarker Signaling Recovery in Treatments for Severe Depression Using Deep Brain Stimulation
Researchers say they have identified an objective biomarker of recovery in major depression that in a small cohort of treatment-resistant patients was able (on an ongoing basis) to capture whether… Read More
Functional Connectivity Brain Changes Involving Linkages Between Cognition and Motor Function Are Discerned in OCD Patients
The symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be debilitating. Those affected experience intrusive, distressing, and often irrational thoughts (“obsessions”) which are accompanied by… Read More
Stress Hormone Levels May Predict Risk of Binge Eating Following Weight Restoration in Anorexia Nervosa
Researchers studying changes in levels of stress and appetite hormones in women recovering from the eating disorder anorexia nervosa (AN) report that it may be possible to predict certain serious… Read More
Hyperactivity in Two Wide-Ranging Neural Networks is Discovered in Schizophrenia Patients
A new study of 139 people with schizophrenia has discovered widespread hyperconnectivity in neural networks that span a number of key brain regions. The affected regions include those involved in… Read More