What the biology tells us about how to go beyond D2 receptor blockade to treat psychosis
Professor Oliver Howes, Imperial College
Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 9.30am to 10.30am
Seminar Room, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital
This talk will cover in vivo imaging findings on the nature of the dopaminergic alterations in patients with schizophrenia, recent data in bipolar psychosis, and the effects of antipsychotic treatment on dopamine synthesis capacity. Data on the glutamatergic regulation of this aspect of dopamine function will be presented, as well as new data on cannabinoid receptor alterations in first episode psychosis.