Marie-Françoise Suaud-Chagny

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OBJECTIVE Some 25%–30% of patients with schizophrenia have auditory verbal hallucinations that are refractory to antipsychotic drugs. Outcomes in studies of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation suggest the possibility that application of transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) with inhibitory stimulation over the left temporo-parietal cortex(More)
Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) in patients with schizophrenia are associated with abnormal hyperactivity in the left temporo-parietal junction (TPJ) and abnormal connectivity between frontal and temporal areas. Recent findings suggest that fronto-temporal transcranial Direct Current stimulation (tDCS) with the cathode placed over the left TPJ and the(More)
UNLABELLED Cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) is a non biological treatment that aims to correct cognitive deficits through repeated exercises. Its efficacy in patients with schizophrenia is well recognized, but little is known about its effect on cerebral activity. Our aim was to explore the impact of CRT on cerebral activation using functional magnetic(More)
n 15 13 Gender (male/female) 6/9 6/7 1 Handedness (right-/left-handed) 13/2 10/3 0.6 Age (years) 36.5 (9.6) 39.2 (9.0) 0.4 Education (years) 12.8 (3.1) 11.9 (2.2) 0.4 Illness duration (years) 10.5 (8.8) 11.4 (7.8) 0.4 Olanzapine equivalent dose (mg/day) 27.3 (20.0) 34.0 (32.1) 0.6 PANSS score Total 68.9 (12.7) 75.4 (13.0) 0.8 Positive subscale 18.7 (4.1)(More)
A genetically mediated abnormal sensitivity to stress is thought to play a role in the onset, exacerbation and relapse of schizophrenia. In a double blind, placebo-controlled crossover study, peak increases in plasma ACTH (Delta ACTH) and homovanillic-acid, a dopamine metabolite, (Delta HVA) following exposure to a metabolic stressor(2DG) were studied in(More)
We aimed to identify and compare cerebral activations in schizophrenia patients and controls during a working memory (WM) task at the same performance level for both a verbal and a spatial task. Whereas the performances of the patients (n=22) and controls (n=15) were similar, cerebral activations were significantly increased in the patients, particularly in(More)
The dopamine overflow evoked by trains of electrical stimulation pulses applied to the ascending dopaminergic pathway was measured with continuous amperometry in the striatum of anesthetised rats. As previously observed in in vitro studies, a pulse by pulse analysis showed a fall in dopamine overflow evoked by pulses 2 to 6, compared to the response evoked(More)
SSR181507 ((3-exo)-8-benzoyl-N-[[(2S)7-chloro-2,3-dihydro-1,4-benzodioxin-1-yl]methyl]-8-azabicyclo[3.2.1]octane-3-methanamine monohydrochloride) is a novel tropanemethanamine benzodioxane derivative that possesses high and selective affinities for D2-like and 5-HT(1A) receptors (K(I)=0.8, 0.2, and 0.2 nM for human D(2), D(3), and 5-HT(1A), respectively).(More)
The neuropeptide neurotensin (NT) exerts a wide range of central and peripheral effects. In particular, ejection of NT (10–7 M, 65 nl) into the ventral tegmental area (VTA) in anaesthetised rats pre-treated with pargyline increases the dopamine (DA) efflux within the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) as measured by differential pulse amperometry (DPA) combined with(More)
Neuroleptics are thought to exert their anti-psychotic effects by counteracting a hyper-dopaminergic transmission. Here, we have examined the dopaminergic status of STOP (stable tubule only polypeptide) null mice, which lack a microtubule-stabilizing protein and which display neuroleptic-sensitive behavioural disorders. Dopamine transmission was(More)