Yaryna Bitkovska

The Basal Forebrain Cholinergic Nuclei and Their Relevance to Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

In this review, the specific role of the basal forebrain cholinergic nuclei (BFCN) and their projections are discussed from a neuroimaging perspective and with a focus on psychotic disorders alongside future directions. These directions set the stage for the development of new treatment targets for psychotic disorders. For more information see: Eickhoff, S., Franzen, L., …

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Save the date: 23. + 24.09.2022 in Lübeck. 25. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft Zwangserkrankungen (DGZ)

Wir laden Sie herzlich zur 25. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft Zwangserkrankungen (DGZ) am 23. und 24. September 2022 in Lübeck ein. Mitarbeiter:innen unserer Klinik sollen sich nur regulär anmelden, die Teilnahme ist dann kostenfrei! Damit wollen wir es auch zu einer attraktiven und niederschwelligen Fortbildungsveranstaltung für die Klinik machen. Weitere Informationen entnehmen Sie bitte dem …

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[Treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorders: recommendations of the revised S3 guidelines on obsessive-compulsive disorders]

Our new publication “[Treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorders: recommendations of the revised S3 guidelines on obsessive-compulsive disorders]” (Voderholzer et al., 2022) out in Der Nervenarzt with contribution by Bartosz Zurowski! More information you can find here: Voderholzer, U., Favreau, M., Rubart, A., Staniloiu, A., Wahl-Kordon, A., Zurowski, B., & Kathmann, N. (2022). Therapie der Zwangsstörungen: Empfehlungen …

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Neurobiologically Based Stratification of Recent-Onset Depression and Psychosis: Identification of Two Distinct Transdiagnostic Phenotypes

In this new study, we identified two transdiagnostic, neuroanatomically informed clusters that are clinically and biologically distinct and challenge current diagnostic boundaries in recent-onset mental health disorders. These findings may help to transdiagnostically understand the etiology of patients with poor outcomes and improve the development of stratified treatments. For more information see: Lalousis, P. A., …

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Obesity and brain structure in schizophrenia

In the new publication “Obesity and brain structure in schizophrenia – ENIGMA study in 3021 individuals” (McWhinney et al., 2022) in Molecular Psychiatry, we confirmed widespread associations between BMI and brain structure in individuals with schizophrenia. People with both obesity and schizophrenia showed more pronounced brain alterations than people with only one of these conditions. …

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Clinical, gut microbial and neural effects of a probiotic add-on therapy in depressed patients: a randomized controlled trial

Our new publication “Clinical, gut microbial and neural effects of a probiotic add-on therapy in depressed patients: a randomized controlled trial” (Schaub et al., 2022) out in Translational Psychiatry with contribution by Professor Stefan Borgwardt! More information you can find here: Schaub, A. C., Schneider, E., Vazquez-Castellanos, J. F., Schweinfurth, N., Kettelhack, C., Doll, J., …

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Prevalence and self-rated health and depression of family members affected by addictive disorders: results of a nationwide cross-sectional study

The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of family members affected by addictive disorders (FMA) with regard to various types of addictive disorders, and self-rated health and depression in the general population. This study shows that 9.5% of respondents reported being affected by a current addictive disorders of a relative, with a …

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Think-aloud analysis of commonly used screening instruments for Internet use disorders: The CIUS, the IGDT-10, and the BSMAS

Our new publication on “Think-aloud analysis of commonly used screening instruments for Internet use disorders: The CIUS, the IGDT-10, and the BSMAS” (Schmidt, 2022) is out in Journal of behavioral addictions. For more information see: Schmidt, H., Brandt, D., Bischof, A., Heidbrink, S., Bischof, G., Borgwardt, S., & Rumpf, H. J. (2022). Think-aloud analysis of …

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Increased Belief Instability in Psychotic Disorders Predicts Treatment Response to Metacognitive Training

The results of our new publication on “Increased Belief Instability in Psychotic Disorders Predicts Treatment Response to Metacognitive Training” (Hauke et al., 2022) in Schizophrenia Bulletin point towards increased belief instability as a key computational mechanism underlying probabilistic reasoning in psychotic disorders. The study also provides a proof-of-concept that this computational approach may be useful …

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Age-related topographic map of magnetic resonance diffusion metrics in neonatal brains – a new publication out in Human Brain Mapping!

In our new study, we characterized the topography of age-related evolution of diffusion metrics in neonatal brains. Our results show a rapid decrease in diffusivity metrics of cerebral/cerebellar white matter and vermis in the first few weeks of neonatal age, likely attributable to myelination. In addition, prematurity and low gestational age at birth may result …

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