Recent publications

1. Walther S, van Harten PN, Waddington JL, Cuesta MJ, Peralta V, Dupin L, Foucher JR, Sambataro F, Morrens M, Kubera KM, Pieters LE, Stegmayer K, Strik W, Wolf RC, Hirjak D. Movement disorder and sensorimotor abnormalities in schizophrenia and other psychoses - European consensus on assessment and perspectives. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2020 Sep;38:25-39. doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2020.07.003. Epub 2020 Jul 23.PMID: 32713718 Review.

2. Wüthrich F, Pavlidou A, Stegmayer K, Eisenhardt S, Moor J, Schäppi L, Vanbellingen T, Bohlhalter S, Walther S. Nonverbal communication remains untouched: No beneficial effect of symptomatic improvement on poor gesture performance in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2020 Aug 31:S0920-9964(20)30441-2. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2020.08.013. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32883557

3. Seitz J, Cetin-Karayumak S, Lyall A, Pasternak O, Baxi M, Vangel M, Pearlson G, Tamminga C, Sweeney J, Clementz B, Schretlen D, Viher PV, Stegmayer K, Walther S, Lee J, Crow T, James A, Voineskos A, Buchanan RW, Szeszko PR, Malhotra A, Keshavan M, Koerte IK, Shenton ME, Rathi Y, Kubicki M. Investigating Sexual Dimorphism of Human White Matter in a Harmonized, Multisite Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. Cereb Cortex. 2020 Aug 26:bhaa220. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhaa220. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32851404

4. Kaiser AJE, Funkhouser CJ, Mittal VA, Walther S, Shankman SA. Test-retest & familial concordance of MDD symptoms. Psychiatry Res. 2020 Jul 20;292:113313. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113313. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32738552

5. Lefebvre S, Pavlidou A, Walther S What is the potential of neurostimulation in the treatment of motor symptoms in schizophrenia? .Expert Rev Neurother. 2020 Jun 16:1-10. doi: 10.1080/14737175.2020.1775586. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32543288

6. Shankman SA, Mittal VA, Walther S. An Examination of Psychomotor Disturbance in Current and Remitted MDD: An RDoC Study. J Psychiatr Brain Sci. 2020;5:e200007. doi: 10.20900/jpbs.20200007. Epub 2020 Apr 17.PMID: 32467859

7. Viher PV, Stegmayer K, Federspiel A, Bohlhalter S, Wiest R, Walther S. Altered diffusion in motor white matter tracts in psychosis patients with catatonia. Schizophr Res. 2020 Jun;220:210-217. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2020.03.017. Epub 2020 Apr 12.PMID: 32295753

8: Sebastian Walther, Danai Alexaki, Georgios Schoretsanitis, Florian Weiss,  Irena Vladimirova,Katharina Stegmayer, Werner Strik, Lea Schäppi, Inhibitory repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat psychomotor slowing – a transdiagnostic, mechanism based randomized double-blind controlled trial. Schizophrenia Bulletin Open, sgaa020, Published:22 April 2020

9: Berger A, Schenk K, Ging A, Walther S, Cignacco E. Perinatal mental health care from the user and provider perspective: protocol for a qualitative study in Switzerland. Reprod Health. 2020 Feb 17;17(1):26. doi: 10.1186/s12978-020-0882-7. PMID: 32066475

10: Wüthrich F, Viher PV, Stegmayer K, Federspiel A, Bohlhalter S, Vanbellingen T, Wiest R, Walther S. Dysbalanced Resting-State Functional Connectivity Within the Praxis Network Is Linked to Gesture Deficits in Schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull. 2020 Feb 13. pii: sbaa008. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbaa008. PMID:32052844


Selected publications

Walther S, Stegmayer K, Wilson JE, Heckers S. Structure and neural mechanisms of catatonia. Lancet Psychiatry. 2019 Jul;6(7):610-619. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(18)30474-7. Epub 2019 Jun 10. Review. PubMed PMID: 31196794; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6790975.

Walther, Sebastian; Schäppi, Lea; Federspiel, Andrea; Bohlhalter, Stephan; Wiest, Roland; Strik, Werner; Stegmayer, Katharina (2016). Resting-state hyperperfusion of the supplementary motor area in catatonia. Schizophrenia bulletin, 43(5), S. 972-981. Oxford University Press 10.1093/schbul/sbw140

Walther, Sebastian; Eisenhardt, Sarah; Bohlhalter, Stephan; Vanbellingen, Tim; Müri, René Martin; Strik, Werner; Stegmayer, Katharina (2016). Gesture Performance in Schizophrenia Predicts Functional Outcome After 6 Months. Schizophrenia bulletin, 42(6), sbw124. Oxford University Press 10.1093/schbul/sbw124

Cantisani, Andrea; Stegmayer, Katharina; Bracht, Tobias; Federspiel, Andrea; Wiest, Roland; Horn, Helge Joachim; Müller, Thomas; Schneider, Christoph; Höfle, Oliver Karl Christofer; Strik, Werner; Walther, Sebastian (2016). Distinct resting-state perfusion patterns underlie psychomotor retardation in unipolar vs. bipolar depression. Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica, 134(4), S. 329-338. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/acps.12625

Walther, Sebastian; Mittal, Vijay A (2016). Why We Should Take a Closer Look at Gestures. Schizophrenia bulletin, 42(2), S. 259-261. Oxford University Press 10.1093/schbul/sbv229

Walther, Sebastian; Stegmayer, Katharina; Sulzbacher, Jeanne; Vanbellingen, Tim; Müri, René Martin; Strik, Werner; Bohlhalter, Stephan (2015). Nonverbal social communication and gesture control in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia bulletin, 41(2), S. 338-345. Oxford University Press 10.1093/schbul/sbu222


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