A Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Genetics Study of Psychosis Across the Lifespan- The purpose of this study funded by the CAMH Foundation is to understand how the brain changes with age and to see whether there are differences in how parts of the brain are connected in healthy individuals compared to individuals with psychotic disorders. We hope that this study will improve the understanding of psychiatric disorders in general and psychosis in particular. We also hope that it will eventually lead to the development of better treatments.
Cognition in Older Adults with Late-Life Schizophrenia and Related Disorders. Thepurpose of this study is to learn more about the nature and course cognitive functions (language, motor skills, problem-solving) in late-life schizophrenia and related disorders (LLS) and how these cognitive abilities are related to demographic, clinical, and functional characteristics (i.e., the ability to do everyday activities, such as using the telephone, paying bills, or balancing a check book)
Cognitive Behavioural Social Skills Training (CBSST) for Patients with Late- Life Schizophrenia- The purpose of this study is to examine the efficacy of CBSST in patients with late-life schizophrenia or a related disorder (LLS): , in improving their function (including the ability to manage medications), symptoms, and cognitive insight. We also propose to study the interactions between the patients’ cognitive characteristics and their response to CBSST.