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Psychosis

Pathophysiological mechanisms of persecutory delusions


Identifying robust markers for predicting the onset of psychosis has been a key challenge for early detection research. Persecutory delusions are core symptoms of psychosis, and social cognition is particularly impaired in first-episode psychosis patients and individuals at risk for developing psychosis. In this project, we introduce new avenues for translation provided by hierarchical Bayesian models of behavior and neuroimaging data applied in the context of social learning to target persecutory delusions. These generative models are aimed to identify the pathophysiological mechanisms related to the emergence of persecutory delusions placing individuals at risk for psychosis.


PEOPLE

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Andreea O. Diaconescu PhD

Affiliated Group leader

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Daniel Hauke MSc

PhD student

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CONTACT

Andreea O. Diaconescu PhD

Department of Psychiatry (UPK) Basel

Wilhelm Klein Strasse 27
4012 Basel
Switzerland

e-mail: andreea.diaconescu@upk.ch