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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Impact of social isolation on cognitive function and neural circuitry abnormalities
Principal Investigator:

Susan B Powell

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $335,205
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Veterans with schizophrenia are among the most ill of those treated at VA facilities, which presents a great burden on care and VA resources. The inadequacy of treatment response and myriad side effects of current medications makes long-term care and medication adherence difficult. Hence, better treatment of Veterans with psychotic disorders will greatly improve their overall quality of life and long-term care. Recent evidence suggests that social isolation or withdrawal may contribute to the em...

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