Genetics of psychosis

We study genetic risk variants and gene mechanisms of schizophrenia and psychosis symptoms in (1) the developmental period (premorbid and prodromal phase) as well as in (2) in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia (disease phase).

Relevant publications:

Xavier, R.M., Dungan, J.R., Keefe, R.S. and Vorderstrasse, A., 2018. Polygenic signal for symptom dimensions and cognitive performance in patients with chronic schizophrenia. Schizophrenia research: cognition, 12, pp.11-19.

Xavier, R.M., Vorderstrasse, A., Keefe, R.S. and Dungan, J.R., 2018. Genetic correlates of insight in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia research, 195, pp.290-297.

Xavier, R.M. and Vorderstrasse, A., 2017. Genetic basis of positive and negative symptom domains in schizophrenia. Biological Research For Nursing, 19(5), pp.559-575.