NORMENT's Annual Report for 2017 is now published. The report is a requirement from the Research Council of Norway as part of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) programme.
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The yearly conference on Mental Health and Addiction will take place in Oslo on 31st May – 1st June, 2018.
Professor Hugdahl, who is a Core Researcher at NORMENT, has recently been interviewed by the news magazine of the European Union Vision2020 network.
Tobias Kaufmann has been awarded a Young Research Talents Grant from the Research Council of Norway for his project entitled "LifespanHealth". The application was among the 10% that were granted this year.
Tobias Kaufmann and colleagues at NORMENT have been awarded a prize for outstanding scientific paper published during the first half-year of 2017.
The title of the thesis is "Cannabis use in the early phase of bipolar disorder. A naturalistic longitudinal study of a first treatment sample".
The title of the thesis is "Metacognition in severe mental disorders".
The title of the thesis is "Brain structure imaging of apathy and auditory hallucinations in psychotic disorders".
NORMENT has been granted a second period as a Centre of Excellence (CoE), after a midterm evaluation earlier this year. The overall assessment by the Research Council of Norway was exceptional.
A new study published in Molecular Psychiatry shows that the fiber pathways (white matter) throughout the brain is disrupted in people with schizophrenia. Researchers from NORMENT contributed to the study, which is the largest analysis of white matter in a psychiatric disorder to date.
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.