My research has focused on unmet needs in caring for people with schizophrenia. In particular, I focused on negative symptoms, a complex psychopathological dimension of the disorder, with a significant impact on the disease outcome, and not effectively addressed by existing treatments. In the present commentary, I summarize the trajectory of my research activity. I start with the description of my initial attempts to define the role of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in the pathogenesis of broadly defined negative symptoms. Then, I report on the evidence that led me to realize that no progress in research on schizophrenia negative symptoms could occur without considering the heterogeneity and complexity of the construct. Finally, I illustrate my attempts to succeed in this direction and the most pressing unsolved issues in this research field.

Negative symptoms of schizophrenia: Trying to answer unanswered research questions

Galderisi S.
2023

Abstract

My research has focused on unmet needs in caring for people with schizophrenia. In particular, I focused on negative symptoms, a complex psychopathological dimension of the disorder, with a significant impact on the disease outcome, and not effectively addressed by existing treatments. In the present commentary, I summarize the trajectory of my research activity. I start with the description of my initial attempts to define the role of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in the pathogenesis of broadly defined negative symptoms. Then, I report on the evidence that led me to realize that no progress in research on schizophrenia negative symptoms could occur without considering the heterogeneity and complexity of the construct. Finally, I illustrate my attempts to succeed in this direction and the most pressing unsolved issues in this research field.
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