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Welcome to Progress in Mind’s live coverage of ECNP 2022. The 35th Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology continued today October 16th, 2022, with a packed program of symposia, educational updates, campfire sessions, ePosters and Poster Jam sessions. Topics ranged from schizophrenia, dementia, mood disorders including depression, psychosis, stress and anxiety, to behavioral addictions and autism. Research efforts focused on a better understanding of neurobiology and advancing treatment pathways in psychiatry. Today’s plenary lectures highlighted the growing field of nutritional psychiatry, understanding obesity as a dysfunction of brain circuitry, and the neurobiology of play. Here is a summary of today’s (Day 2) highlights from this super Sunday in Vienna.
Unravelling the cognitive impairment puzzle in schizophrenia
Several symposia considered aspects of schizophrenia management including cognitive dysfunction, holistic medicine and patient-centered care
Cognitive impairment is present in almost all patients with schizophrenia from the start of illness and significantly impacts their real-life functioning
Neurobiology of anxiety, cognition and depression
Symposia and educational sessions variously covered interesting subjects in neurobiology and patient management
Sub-optimal or delayed treatment has a detrimental impact on depression and symptom resolution
Research sparks from the fireside
Today’s program included campfire sessions introducing an array of topics covering
Identification of disease-associated microglia provides novel targets for therapeutic intervention in neuropsychiatric disorders
Plenary lectures on obesity, diet and play
Recipient of the Rising Star Award, Professor Nils Opel, University of Jena, Germany provided insights into obesity-related brain circuit dysfunctions that underlie the association between obesity and neuropsychiatric disorders, such as major depression.
Similarities in patterns of impaired brain structural integrity exist between obesity and major depression
Professor Felice Jacka, Deakin University, Australia discussed the association between diet quality and mental and brain health across the lifespan, and the potential for nutritional interventions in prevention and treatment of mental and neurodegenerative disorders.
Professor Michael Brecht, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany delivered his plenary lecture on play, an important activity but probably the least understood class of all mammalian behaviors.
Our correspondent’s highlights from the symposium are meant as a fair representation of the scientific content presented. The views and opinions expressed on this page do not necessarily reflect those of Lundbeck.
IE-NOTPR-0208 Date of prep: Nov 2022