An exploration of psychotic symptoms and their vulnerability traits by evaluating large-scale semantic networks in psychotic disorders


Grant Data
Project Title
An exploration of psychotic symptoms and their vulnerability traits by evaluating large-scale semantic networks in psychotic disorders
Principal Investigator
Professor Chen, Eric Yu Hai   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Chan Kit Wa   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Hui Christy Lai Ming   (Co-Investigator)
Dr De Deyne Simon   (Co-Investigator)
Professor Elvevag Brita   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Lee Ho Ming Edwin   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Chang Wing Chung   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2016-01-01
Completion Date
2018-12-31
Amount
634316
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
schizophrenia, semantic networks, spreading activation, computational modelling
Discipline
Psychosocial and Behavioural Research
Panel
Biology and Medicine (M)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17113315
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
2 ‧ To study the hypothesis that these networks contain important information about psychopathology of psychosis that may be predictive of the course of symptoms. 3 ‧ To compare 40 schizophrenia patients with active symptoms and after their resolution, with 40 age and gender matched healthy participants, in a six month longitudinal study. 4 ‧ To explore the relationship between network measures and symptoms by comparing (1) between patients and healthy participants, and (2) within patient comparison from active psychotic state to stabilized remission state, using baseline network measures to predict 6-month clinical outcome.