Aarhus research project on schizophrenia receives grant
Associate Professor Søren Dinesen Østergaard from AU and AUH has received grants from the Aarhus University Research Foundation and the Riisfort Foundation for the testing of a new tool that can measure the severity of schizophrenia symptoms.
Hallucinations and delusions are two of the most characteristic symptoms of schizophrenia. Søren Dinesen Østergaard from the Research Unit for Psychoses under the Department of Clinical Medicine has begun work on a project that will test a new tool to measure the severity of schizophrenia symptoms.
"We hope that this tool will make it easier to follow the development of schizophrenia during hospitalisation and outpatient treatment. This will in all probability result in more effective treatment that will benefit the people who live with this severe mental disorder," explains Søren Dinesen Østergaard, who has received grants from the Aarhus University Research Foundation (DKK 1,311,000) and the Riisfort Foundation (DKK 180,000) for the project.
The project is named: "Validation of PANSS-6: A Brief Rating Scale Measuring the Severity of Schizophrenia" and it is based on the results of a scientific study that has just been published by Søren Dinesen Østergaard’s research group.
MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Søren Dinesen Østergaard
Aarhus University, Department of Clinical Medicine and
Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov, Research Unit for Psychoses
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