Psychology

The Effect of DHA Supplementation on Cognition in Patients

Bipolar disorder (BD) is a severe mental disorder with a wide range of cognitive deficits, both in the euthymic and acute phases of the disease. Interestingly, in recent years, there has been a growing interest in investigating the impact of omega 3 …

Altered syntactic abilities in first-episode patients, an inner phenomenon characterizing psychosis

Research has consistently shown that language abilities represent a core dimension of psychosis; however, to date, very little is known about syntactic comprehension performance in the early stages of psychosis. This study aims to compare the linguistic abilities involved in syntactic comprehension in a large group of First Episode Psychosis (FEP) patients and healthy controls (HCs).

Prosody abilities in a large sample of affective and non-affective first episode psychosis patients

Prosody comprehension deficits have been reported in major psychoses. It is still not clear whether these deficits occur at early psychosis stages. The aims of our study were to investigate the linguistic and emotional prosody comprehension abilities in First Episode Psychosis patients compared to healthy controls, the performance differences between non-affective and affective patients, and association between symptoms severity and prosodic features.