Diana Dworakowski

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Alterations of verbal fluency may correlate with deficits of gray matter volume and hemispheric lateralization of language brain regions like the pars triangularis (PT) in schizophrenia. Examining non-psychotic individuals at high genetic risk (HR) for schizophrenia may clarify if these deficits represent heritable trait markers or state dependent(More)
Biomarkers proposed in the schizophrenia diathesis have included neurocognitive deficits in domains such as working memory that implicate prefrontal systems. However, the relationship between these biomarkers and psychopathological markers such as schizotypy has not been systematically assessed, particularly in adolescent offspring of schizophrenia(More)
BACKGROUND Neurological Examination Abnormalities (NEA, often called "neurological soft signs") have been observed in early schizophrenia and may be heritable. We investigated the prevalence, and neurocognitive and psychopathological correlates of NEA among offspring of schizophrenia patients who are at increased genetic risk for this illness. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE Studies of young relatives at elevated risk for schizophrenia have pointed to the importance of a variety of neurobiological, cognitive, and clinical risk factors for the disorder; yet few have employed integrated models to estimate the joint contribution of these factors to heightened schizophrenic risk. We tested the predictive power of an(More)
Background: The dopamine hypothesis states that schizophrenia is related to an abnormal central dopaminergic neurotransmission. Most positron emission tomography (PET) studies of D2 receptors in the striatum have not supported this theory. The present aim was to examine extrastriatal regions with a relatively low D2 receptor density but of a high potential(More)
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