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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Understanding Social Situations (USS): Training to improve social function in people with psychosis
Principal Investigator:

Joanna Fiszdon

Location: West Haven, CT
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $252,407
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Schizophrenia and other psychotic spectrum disorders (PSD) are characterized by severe, persistent impairments in social function, which play a large role in a person’s level of disability, community integration, and likelihood of relapse. Social functioning has also been identified as a key unmet treatment need by the very individuals who suffer from PSD. Existing treatments fall short of significantly improving social function. Poor social function in PSD has been linked to significant impair...

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