Recent publications

1. Walther, S., Lefebvre, S., Conring, F. Nicole Gangl, Niluja Nadesalingam, Danai Alexaki, Florian Wüthrich, Maximilian Rüter, Petra V. Viher, Andrea Federspiel, Roland Wiest, Katharina Stegmayer. Limbic links to paranoia: increased resting-state functional connectivity between amygdala, hippocampus and orbitofrontal cortex in schizophrenia patients with paranoia . Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci (2021). doi: 10.1007 / s00406-021-01337-w

2. Konrad Michel, Anja Gysin-Maillart, Sigrid Breit,   Sebastian Walther, Anastasia Pavlidou. Psychopharmacological treatment is not associated with reduced suicide ideation and reattempts in an observational follow-up study of suicide attempters . J Psychiatr Res 2021 May 31; 140: 180-186. doi: 10.1016 / j.jpsychires.2021.05.068. 

3. Anastasia Pavlidou  , Petra V Viher, Hanta Bachofner, Florian Weiss, Katharina Stegmayer, Stewart A Shankman, Vijay A Mittal, Sebastian Walther. Hand gesture performance is impaired in major depressive disorder: A matter of working memory performance?  J Affect Disord 2021 May 28; 292: 81-88. doi: 10.1016 / j.jad.2021.05.055. 

4. Vijay A Mittal, Jessica A Bernard, Gregory P Strauss, Sebastian Walther. New Insights Into Sedentary Behavior Highlight the Need to Revisit the Way We See Motor Symptoms in Psychosis . Schizophr Bull 2021 May 5; sbab057. doi: 10.1093 / schbul / sbab057.

5. Stephan Heckers, Sebastian Walther Caring for the Patient With Catatonia. JAMA Psychiatry. 2021 Mar 17. doi: 10.1001 / jamapsychiatry.2021.0096   

6. Sebastian Walther  , Chris Baeken. Non-invasive brain stimulation: the next frontier in psychiatry . Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2021 Feb; 271 (1): 1-2. doi: 10.1007 / s00406-020-01225-9. 

7. Anastasia Pavlidou, Sebastian Walther Using Virtual Reality as a Tool in the Rehabilitation of Movement Abnormalities in Schizophrenia. Front Psychol 2021 Jan 7; 11: 607312. doi: 10.3389 / fpsyg.2020.607312.    

8. Monika Müller, Florian Wüthrich, Andrea Federspiel, Roland Wiest, Niklaus Egloff, Stephan Reichenbach. Altered central pain processing in fibromyalgia-A multimodal neuroimaging case-control study using arterial spin labeling. PLoS One. 2021 Feb 2; 16 (2): e0235879. doi: 10.1371 / journal.pone.0235879. eCollection 2021.  

9. Vijay A Mittal, Jessica A Bernard, Sebastian Walther Cerebellar-thalamic circuits play a critical role in psychomotor functionMol Psychiatry. 2020 Nov 17. doi: 10.1038 / s41380-020-00935-9. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33203993

10. Sebastian Walther, Vijay A Mittal, Katharina Stegmayer  , Stephan Bohlhalter. Gesture deficits and apraxia in schizophrenia . Cortex 2020 Oct 3; 133: 65-75. doi: 10.1016 / j.cortex.2020.09.017. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33099076

11. 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.

12. Derek J Dean, Neil Woodward, Sebastian Walther, Maureen McHugo, Kristan Armstrong, Stephan Heckers. Cognitive motor impairments and brain structure in schizophrenia spectrum disorder patients with a history of catatoniaSchizophr Res. 2020 Aug; 222: 335-341. doi: 10.1016 / j.schres.2020.05.012. Epub 2020 May 15.  


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), pp. 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), pp. 338-345. Oxford University Press 10.1093 / schbul / sbu222


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