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Navigating towards well-being through engagement in valued activities Shalini Lal

Introduction: Limited attention has been placed on examining the relations between activity engagement, well-being, and recovery for youth with mental illness particularly in relation to the underlying processes through which activity engagement contributes to well-being. Objectives: We examined the role of valued activity engagement in relation to well-being based on the narrative accounts of youth diagnosed and treated for a first episode of psychosis within the past three years.

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Neurobiological Correlates of Basic Self-Disturbances in subjects at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis Ilaria Bonoldi

Basic self-disturbances (BSD), (anomalies of the pre-reflective sense of first-person perspective), are core features of the schizophrenic spectrum disorders and distinctive clinical characteristics of subjects at Clinical High Risk for psychosis (HR). However their neurobiological correlates remain unknown, undermining their validity as clinical construct.

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Jumping to Conclusion and striatal dysfunctions: An early feature in the course of psychosis? Franziska Rausch

Background: Schizophrenia patients display deficits in monitoring and controlling their own thoughts. One aspect of these metacognitive impairments is a tendency to hasty decision-making during probabilistic reasoning – the Jumping To Conclusion-bias (JTC). In a recent fMRI study we found reduced activations in the right ventral striatum (VS) and the ventral tegmental area (VTA) to be associated with decision-making in schizophrenia patients. It is unclear, whether these functional alterations already occur in the at-risk mental state (ARMS).

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Prefrontal cortex involvement during emotion regulation in subjects at clinical risk for psychosis Andre Aleman

Introduction: Emotion regulation has been shown to be deficient in schizophrenia and this correlates with reduced activation of prefrontal regions during reappraisal of emotional information. To investigate whether such emotion dysregulation might precede psychotic disorder we studed this in individuals at ultra-high risk (UHR) for developing psychosis. Methods: Using fMRI, we scanned 16 UHR subjects and 16 matched healthy controls while performing an emotion regulation task.

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Longitudinal relationship between the change in corpus callosum (CC) volume and the changes in the sub-threshold psychotic symptoms in at risk mental state (ARMS) Naoyuki Katagiri

Introduction: There are many evidences of the relationship between morphological abnormality of corpus callosum (CC) and psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia. Whether these relationships predate the onset of psychotic symptoms or developed over the course of the illness progressively remains unclear. The aim of this study is to investigate whether the changes in CC volume during 1-year follow-up period associate with the changes in the sub-threshold psychotic symptoms of ARMS group. Method: Sixteen healthy controls and 41 ARMS subjects were recruited. MRI was performed for all participants.

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Can treatment delay in early psychosis be shortened? Experiences from Hong Kong Eric Chen

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