ESCAP International Congress, Geneva 9-11 July 2017

Synapsy Symposium: Electro-physiological brain correlates of developmental psychopathology and the early adverse experience that poses risk for it

Original Synapsy Symposium abstract (ESCAP 2017 Congress in Geneva, Switzerland). Scheduled for Sunday 9 July 2017, 17:45 PM. Session code: S02-12.

Symposium at the 2017 ESCAP Congress (Geneva) on Electro-physiological brain correlates of developmental psychopathology and the early adverse experience that poses risk for it, organized by the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research – Synapsy.
Chair: Virginie Perizzolo Pointet.

Abstract
The present symposium considers electro-physiological brain correlates of developmental psychopathology and the early adverse experience that poses risk for it. Four different speakers would present their work and results reporting: 1) asymmetry of frontal cortical electroencephalogram (EEG) activity as a biomarker of vulnerability to emotional and behavioral problems in childhood; 2) results from an attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment study comparing slow cortical potential (SCP) neurofeedback and behavioral self-management training in children; 3) temporal dynamics of spontaneous gaze processing in unaffected offspring of parents with bipolar disorder; and 4) the effect of maternal posttraumatic stress disorder related to interpersonal violence (IPV-PTSD) on school-aged child symptoms in response to an emotional face matching task. The presentations will be followed by a discussion led by professor Christoph Michel.

Programme

  • Associations between frontal EEG asymmetry and infant emotional and behavioral problems – Dr Mikko Peltola (Human Information Processing Laboratory, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland).
  • Temporal dynamics of spontaneous gaze processing in unaffected offspring of parents with bipolar disorder – Dr Cristina Berchio (Department of Basic Neurosciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland).
  • EEG recording during an emotional face matching task in children of mothers with interpersonal violence-related posttraumatic stress disorder – Virginie Perizzolo Pointet (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service, University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland).
  • Neurofeedback Treatment for Children with ADHD, an effectiveness study – professor Dr Hanna Christiansen (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Fachbereich Psychologie, AG Kinder- und Jugendpsychologie, Marburg, Germany).
  • Discussion – Christoph M. Michel (Functional Brain Mapping Lab, Department of Fundamental Neurosciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland). 
  • Final discussion about electro-physiological brain correlates of developmental psychopathology and the early adverse experience that poses risk for it.

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