Re-orientation of neurological soft signs: Implications for precision psychiatry for psychosis
Departmental Research Grand Round
Professor Chan Choi Kiu Raymond (Distinguished Professor of Neuropsychology and Applied Cognitive Neuroscience, the Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Professor SHAM Pak Chung (Chair Professor in Psychiatric Genetics)
5 October 2023
Lecture Room 211 A&B, 2/F, New Clinical Building, Queen Mary Hospital and Zoom
Increasing efforts to identify alternate expressions of mental disorders that are broader than the DSM
or ICD diagnostic criteria reflects a growing consensus that multidimensional expressions of psychiatric
disorders may advance the search for underlying etiological or modulatory factors. These alternate
phenotypes or ‘endophenotypes’ of disorders may be more specific and amenable to objective
measurement than clinical symptoms, which presumably reflects variation among smaller numbers of
genes than more distal clinical symptoms. This presentation aims to address several unresolved issues
of a promising endophenotype, neurological soft signs (NSS), including the debate of specificity of NSS
across the different diagnostic groups of neuropsychiatric disorders, the brain structural and functional
connectivity association with NSS in schizophrenia. These findings also highlight the reo-orientated
important roles of NSS in schizophrenia research and implicate for precision psychiatry for psychosis.
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