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Machine learning helps to predict the treatment outcomes of schizophrenia

U of A research building better tools for diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders.

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NPAS3 exonic SNP genotype is linked to working memory performance in healthy young adults.

Cognitive deficits can be functionally debilitating and are common features of many neuropsychiatric disorders.

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Associations between Depressive Symptomatology and Neurocognitive Impairment in HIV/AIDS.

Mood disorders and neurocognitive impairments are debilitating conditions among patients with HIV/AIDS.

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Neurocognitive Graphs of First-Episode Schizophrenia and Major Depression Based on Cognitive Features.

Neurocognitive deficits are frequently observed in patients with schizophrenia and major depressive disorder (MDD).

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The screen for cognitive impairment in psychiatry (SCIP) is associated with disease severity and cognitive complaints in major depression.

To assess the relationship between the Screen for Cognitive Impairment in Psychiatry (SCIP) score and illness severity, subjective cognition and...

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Ayahuasca: Psychological and Physiologic Effects, Pharmacology and Potential Uses in Addiction and Mental Illness

Ayahuasca, a traditional Amazonian decoction with psychoactive properties, is made from bark of the Banisteriopsis caapi vine (contains...

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Implications of Cannabis Legalization on Youth and Young Adults.

The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) is the national leading authority on psychiatric matters in Canada with a stated vision of a strong...

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The Standardization of Diagnostic Criteria for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Implications for Research, Clinical Practice and Population Health.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a preventable disorder caused by maternal alcohol consumption and marked by a range of physical and...

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Stable and predictive brain networks of schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is associated with disrupted brain activity and altered connections between the brain regions that control our thoughts and emotions....

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Role of extracellular matrix in schizophrenia

Recent work from the Winship lab (in collaboration with the Howland lab at the University of Saskatchewan) has identified a loss of specialized...

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The Dursun and Baker labs have contributed to pioneering work identifying a novel treatment for schizophrenia.

The Dursun and Baker labs have contributed to pioneering work identifying a novel treatment for schizophrenia. Adminstration of sodium...

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The Fujiwara lab has recently identified some of the key factors in risk-taking behaviours in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders.

The Fujiwara lab has recently identified some of the key factors in risk-taking behaviours in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders.

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The side effects of antipsychotic medications often prevent patients from adherence to necessary pharmacological treatments

The side effects of antipsychotic medications often prevent patients from adherence to necessary pharmacological treatments. Notably,...

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