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A systematic review and narrative synthesis of data-driven studies in schizophrenia symptoms and cognitive deficits

Habtewold, T. D., Rodijk, L. H., Liemburg, E. J., Sidorenkov, G., Boezen, H. M., Bruggeman, R. & Alizadeh, B. Z., 21-Jul-2020, In : Translational Psychiatry. 10, 1, 24 p., 244.

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To tackle the phenotypic heterogeneity of schizophrenia, data-driven methods are often applied to identify subtypes of its symptoms and cognitive deficits. However, a systematic review on this topic is lacking. The objective of this review was to summarize the evidence obtained from longitudinal and cross-sectional data-driven studies in positive and negative symptoms and cognitive deficits in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders, their unaffected siblings and healthy controls or individuals from general population. Additionally, we aimed to highlight methodological gaps across studies and point out future directions to optimize the translatability of evidence from data-driven studies. A systematic review was performed through searching PsycINFO, PubMed, PsycTESTS, PsycARTICLES, SCOPUS, EMBASE and Web of Science electronic databases. Both longitudinal and cross-sectional studies published from 2008 to 2019, which reported at least two statistically derived clusters or trajectories were included. Two reviewers independently screened and extracted the data. In this review, 53 studies (19 longitudinal and 34 cross-sectional) that conducted among 17,822 patients, 8729 unaffected siblings and 5520 controls or general population were included. Most longitudinal studies found four trajectories that characterized by stability, progressive deterioration, relapsing and progressive amelioration of symptoms and cognitive function. Cross-sectional studies commonly identified three clusters with low, intermediate (mixed) and high psychotic symptoms and cognitive profiles. Moreover, identified subgroups were predicted by numerous genetic, sociodemographic and clinical factors. Our findings indicate that schizophrenia symptoms and cognitive deficits are heterogeneous, although methodological limitations across studies are observed. Identified clusters and trajectories along with their predictors may be used to base the implementation of personalized treatment and develop a risk prediction model for high-risk individuals with prodromal symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Article number244
Number of pages24
JournalTranslational Psychiatry
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 21-Jul-2020

    Keywords

  • 1ST EPISODE PSYCHOSIS, TREATMENT RESPONSE TRAJECTORIES, LONG-TERM TRAJECTORIES, NEGATIVE SYMPTOMS, 1ST-EPISODE PSYCHOSIS, ANTIPSYCHOTIC RESPONSE, 1ST-DEGREE RELATIVES, BIPOLAR DISORDER, CLUSTER-ANALYSIS, PROFILES

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