Katrin Gade

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The German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (DGPPN) has committed itself to establish a prospective national cohort of patients with major psychiatric disorders, the so-called DGPPN-Cohort. This project will enable the scientific exploitation of high-quality data and biomaterial from psychiatric patients for research. It will be set up using(More)
OBJECTIVES Functional outcome has recently become of interest for cross-diagnostic subphenotype approaches in psychiatric genetics. Therefore, it is crucial to know about clinical, demographic and psychosocial variables that correlate with long-term functioning. Unfortunately, there is a lack of studies that directly compare the importance of correlates for(More)
BACKGROUND The aetiology of uremic restless legs syndrome (RLS) remains unclear. Our research investigated whether an elevated plasma concentration of the excitatory amino acid homocysteine might be associated with RLS occurrence in patients with chronic renal insufficiency on hemodialysis. METHODS Total plasma homocysteine as well as creatinine, urea,(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this naturalistic study was to assess course and predictors of symptomatic remission in outpatients with first-episode psychosis during quetiapine monotherapy. METHODS In 131 outpatients presenting with first-episode psychosis, socio-demographic and clinical variables including PANSS-8 and CGI-S scores were compared at baseline and(More)
Borderline personality disorder (BOR) is determined by environmental and genetic factors, and characterized by affective instability and impulsivity, diagnostic symptoms also observed in manic phases of bipolar disorder (BIP). Up to 20% of BIP patients show comorbidity with BOR. This report describes the first case-control genome-wide association study(More)
Schizophrenia is a devastating disease that arises on the background of genetic predisposition and environmental risk factors, such as early life stress (ELS). In this study, we show that ELS-induced schizophrenia-like phenotypes in mice correlate with a widespread increase of histone-deacetylase 1 (Hdac1) expression that is linked to altered DNA(More)
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