IEPA 2014

Title Poster First Author Abstract or summary Type
Neural mechanisms that support social relationships in clinical high risk for psychosis Chrstine Hooker

Social problems prospectively predict the onset of psychosis and the severity of schizophrenia, suggesting that social problems could be an effective target for prevention and treatment, yet the underlying causes are unknown. Successful social relationships require the ability to understand and empathize with others. Simulation facilitates this ability and involves using ones own experience to understand what the other person is feeling.

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Neurocognitive and social cognitive performances in people at clinical high risk for psychosis: a 2-year follow-up study Jun Soo Kwon

Background: Recently, neurocognitive and social cognitive dysfunctions are frequently reported in individuals at clinical high risk (CHR) for psychosis. However, longitudinal research is needed to confirm whether this is a specific marker for the transit to psychosis and remit from initial high risk state.Method: Seventy-five CHR subjects and 61 healthy controls were recruited, and their neurocognitive and theory of mind task performances were assessed.

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Ten-Year Outcomes of Psychotic Disorders: the ÆSOP-10 Study Peter Jones

Background: Schizophrenia was originally conceived as a eteriorating disorder but the broader group of psychotic illnesses may have a wide range of outcomes.Objective: To describe the ten-year outcome of a cohort with first-episode psychosis.Method: We followed-up at ten years the ÆSOP cohort, 557 subjects with a first-episode of psychosis identified in two geographically defined areas of the UK during the late 1990s.Results: Thirty nine (7.0%) cases had died, the majority through unnatural means.

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