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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: A pharmaco-imaging approach to predicting social functioning and clinical responses to oxytocin administration in schizophrenia
Principal Investigator:

Joshua Woolley

Location: San Francisco, CA
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $285,604
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Schizophrenia is a devastating illness that is characterized by deficits in social functioning. Social ability deficits, such as poor verbal and nonverbal social skills, negative symptoms, such as decreased motivation and emotional expressivity, and impaired theory of mind (ToM), the ability to understand the mental states of others, contribute to poor social functioning and are unresponsive to antipsychotic medications. Oxytocin (OT), a neuropeptide known to play a key role in social behavior,...

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