Dorota Frydecka

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Accumulating evidence indicates that elevated homocysteine (Hcy) level occurs in first-episode schizophrenia (FES) patients. We included 56 FES patients and 53 healthy controls (HC). Plasma level of Hcy was significantly higher in FES patients than HC (p = 0.044). In addition, plasma levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) and folate were significantly(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to evaluate the stimulated production of interferon-gamma (IFNγ) by peripheral CD3+CD4+ T lymphocytes in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) with regard to the degree of fatigue, and to investigate relationships between immunological parameters, level of depression and clinical variables. METHODS Forty MS patients (30(More)
Adaptation to stress leads to the activation of several biological systems that maintain homeostasis and enable effective coping with challenges. These adaptive processes have been designated as 'allostasis'. However, overactivation or aberrant performance of allostatic mechanisms due to chronic stress exposure may exert systemic deleterious effects. This(More)
The influence of the immune system deregulation on the risk of schizophrenia is increasingly recognized. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of serum interleukin-6 (IL-6) level together with the polymorphism in its gene (IL6 -174G/C) and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) levels on clinical manifestation and cognition in schizophrenia(More)
Dementia is more common in older age but a number of people develop symptoms at a younger age and are said to have early onset dementia (EOD). Those with EOD face different challenges to those with onset later in life. It has been difficult to quantify this disease burden. This is a systematic review of papers reporting on the prevalence of EOD. A search of(More)
Alterations in one-carbon metabolism (OCM) have been repeatedly reported in schizophrenia. However, there is a scarcity of studies addressing the effects of antipsychotics on selected OCM markers in schizophrenia and provided results are inconsistent. We recruited 39 first-episode schizophrenia (FES) patients and determined serum profile of total(More)
Large data sets indicate that the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) is significantly higher in patients with schizophrenia in comparison with the general population. Given that interactions between genes and the environment may underlie the etiology of MetS in subjects with schizophrenia, it is feasible that epigenetic phenomena can serve as the(More)
Citation: Misiak B, Frydecka D and Rybakowski JK (2016) Editorial: Endophenotypes for Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders: Implications from Genetic, Biochemical, Cognitive, Behavioral, and Neuroimaging Studies. Front. Psychiatry 7:83. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00083 Editorial: Endophenotypes for Schizophrenia and Mood disorders: implications from Genetic,(More)
OBJECTIVE It has been repeatedly found that cigarette smoking may influence schizophrenia psychopathology. However, little is known about the relationship between nicotine consumption and symptomatic manifestation of first-episode schizophrenia (FES). METHOD We recruited 109 minimally medicated FES patients. Cigarette smoking was assessed using the(More)
In this review, we provide an overview of the relationship between cannabis use and the development of schizophrenia, using both animal and human studies. We further discuss the potential neural mechanism that may mediate the relationship between cannabis use and schizophrenia symptoms. We finally provide clinical implications and future studies that can(More)