Title: Executive functioning in schizophrenia spectrum disorders: Methods of measurement and longitudinal course.
Monica Aas, Ingrid Melle, and Trine Vik Lagerberg at NORMENT have contributed chapters on cannabis and severe mental illness in a new book entitled Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies.
Title: Understanding brain structure alterations in severe mental disorders: The influence of cigarette smoking, antipsychotic medication and weight gain.
Title: The relationship between oxytocin pathway genes and personality traits and psychosis characteristics
Researchers at NORMENT are part of an international consortium which recently published the largest MRI study to date on people with bipolar disorder. The study shows that patients have differences in brain regions that control inhibition and emotion.
Researchers at NORMENT have contributed to a study of genetic prediction of Alzheimer's disease, which was recently published in PLOS Medicine.
NORMENT's Annual Report for 2016 is now published.
Like a fingerprint, the connections of the human brain render us distinct from one another. In a study just published in Nature Neuroscience, researchers at NORMENT revealed that such a unique, fingerprint-like pattern evolves during development and is sensitive to mental health.
Title: Migration and Vitamin D in psychotic disorders – A cross sectional study of clinical and cognitive correlates
Title: Abnormal brain connectivity in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder – a resting state functional MRI study
Researchers at NORMENT and University of California San Diego (UCSD) have found a link between six different gene variants and certain personality traits. Further, specific gene variants seem to influence both personality traits and psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The results are published in Nature Genetics.
The English newspaper Daily Mail has described a study conducted at NORMENT, which suggests that schizophrenia may be a by-product of the complex evolution of the human brain.
Srinivasan, S., Bettella, F., Mattingsdal, M., Wang, Y., Witoelar, A., Schork, A.J., Thompson, W.K., Zuber, V., Winsvold, B.S., Zwart, J.A., Collier, D.A., Desikan, R.S., Melle, I., Werge, T., Dale, A.M., Djurovic, S., Andreassen, O.A., 2015. Genetic Markers of Human Evolution Are Enriched in Schizophrenia. Biological psychiatry.
Suicidality in schizophrenia spectrum disorders: The relationship to hallucinations and persecutory delusions. European Psychiatry, by Kjelby, E., Sinkeviciute, I., Gjelstad, R., Kroken, R., Løberg, E-M., Jørgensen, H., Hugdahl, K., Jonsen, E.
Among the winners of Oslo University Hospital’s prizes for excellent original articles published in the spring term of 2015, we find Tobias Kaufmann.
Each year NORMENT gather themselves to be updated on the scientific activities that take place in the center.
Researchers at UiO have tested a new device for delivering hormone treatments for mental illness through the nose. This method was found to deliver medicine to the brain with few side effects.
In the last decades, we have witnessed a major improvement in quality of life and life expectancy in the population. Major discoveries in medicine have resulted in big improvements in the quality of life for patients. However, this has not been the case for people with mental disorders.
Researchers have discovered several new gene variants that influence brain volume. We are yet another step closer to finding the causes of a number of psychological disorders.
Seven NORMENT researchers participate in the Project “ENIGMA” through "The ENIGMA-Schizophrenia Working Group".
A new study shows that schizophrenia is associated with excess of left-handedness.
Kristiina Kompus (post doc) from NORMENT K.G. Jebsen Centre is co-author on a recent review article on the state-of-the-art knowledge regarding auditory hallucinations in psychotic and non-psychotic populations.
Andres M. Dale is guest researcher at NORMENT, and among the most successful Norwegians abroad in category "academia".