Improving quality of life with schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder characterised by extreme psychosis, hallucinations, delusions, impaired cognitive function and social behaviour. Currently, the only existing treatment – antipsychotics – targets specific symptoms, while the rest continue to affect patients. Under the common assumption that symptoms are caused by distinct pathophysiological mechanisms, the EU-funded INTEGRATE project aims to test the hypothesis that striatal hyperdopaminergia – an excess of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the central region of the brain commonly associated with psychosis – is caused by abnormal cortical inhibition. The project could lead the way to treatment that prevents psychosis and also address impaired cognitive function, thus significantly improving patients’ daily lives.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF
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