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Cognitive capacity similarly predicts insight into symptoms in first- and multiple-episode psychosis.

Authors: Brodeur MB, Joober R, Kline RB, Lepage M, Malla A, Sauvé G, Shah JL

Journal: Schizophrenia Research

DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2018.11.013

Year Published: 2019

BACKGROUND: Lack of insight is a frequent characteristic of psychotic disorders, both in patients who recently experienced a first episode of psychosis (FEP) and those who experience recurrent multiple episodes (MEP). Insight is a multifaceted construct: its clinical form notably includes the unawareness of being ill, of symptoms, and of the need for treatment. Cognitive […]

Exercise effects on cognitive functioning in young adults with first-episode psychosis: FitForLife.

Authors: Ekblom Ö, Firth J, Forsell Y, Hallgren M, Schembri A, Skott M

Journal: Psychological Medicine

DOI: 10.1017/S0033291718001022

Year Published: 2019

BACKGROUND: Exercise has mood-enhancing effects and can improve cognitive functioning, but the effects in first-episode psychosis (FEP) remain understudied. We examined the feasibility and cognitive effects of exercise in FEP. METHOD: Multi-center, open-label intervention study. Ninety-one outpatients with FEP (mean age = 30 years, 65% male) received usual care plus a 12-week supervised circuit-training program, […]

Comparing cognitive clusters across first- and multiple-episode of psychosis.

Authors: Brodeur MB, Joober R, Lepage M, Malla A, Sauvé G

Journal: Psychiatry Research

DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.08.119

Year Published: 2018

Cognitive impairments in psychotic disorders (PD) present heterogeneously across patients. Between 2 and 5 clusters have been identified in previous studies with first-episode (FEP) and multiple-episodes of psychosis (MEP) patients suggesting different profiles of impairment. Past findings suggest there are differences between FEP and MEP patients regarding severity and number of affected cognitive domains. Heterogeneity […]