Grainne M McAlonan

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Affiliation: University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Mapping the brain in autism. A voxel-based MRI study of volumetric differences and intercorrelations in autism
    Grainne M McAlonan
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, SAR China
    Brain 128:268-76. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Age-related grey matter volume correlates of response inhibition and shifting in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Grainne M McAlonan
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Br J Psychiatry 194:123-9. 2009
  3. doi request reprint The timing and specificity of prenatal immune risk factors for autism modeled in the mouse and relevance to schizophrenia
    Grainne M McAlonan
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Neurosignals 18:129-39. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Differential effects on white-matter systems in high-functioning autism and Asperger's syndrome
    G M McAlonan
    State Key Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR China
    Psychol Med 39:1885-93. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Mapping brain structure in attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder: a voxel-based MRI study of regional grey and white matter volume
    Grainne M McAlonan
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong
    Psychiatry Res 154:171-80. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Distinct patterns of grey matter abnormality in high-functioning autism and Asperger's syndrome
    Grainne M McAlonan
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR China
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:1287-95. 2008
  7. pmc Spatiotemporal dipole source localization of face processing ERPs in adolescents: a preliminary study
    Teresa Ka Wai Wong
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Behav Brain Funct 5:16. 2009
  8. pmc Maturation of social attribution skills in typically developing children: an investigation using the social attribution task
    Zhouyi Hu
    Neuropsychology and Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China
    Behav Brain Funct 6:10. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Immediate and sustained psychological impact of an emerging infectious disease outbreak on health care workers
    Grainne M McAlonan
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Can J Psychiatry 52:241-7. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Stress and psychological distress among SARS survivors 1 year after the outbreak
    Antoinette M Lee
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Can J Psychiatry 52:233-40. 2007

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Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Mapping the brain in autism. A voxel-based MRI study of volumetric differences and intercorrelations in autism
    Grainne M McAlonan
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, SAR China
    Brain 128:268-76. 2005
    ..Taken together, our data suggest abnormalities in the anatomy and connectivity of limbic-striatal 'social' brain systems which may contribute to the brain metabolic differences and behavioural phenotype in autism...
  2. doi request reprint Age-related grey matter volume correlates of response inhibition and shifting in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Grainne M McAlonan
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Br J Psychiatry 194:123-9. 2009
    ..Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have difficulties with executive function and impulse control which may improve with age...
  3. doi request reprint The timing and specificity of prenatal immune risk factors for autism modeled in the mouse and relevance to schizophrenia
    Grainne M McAlonan
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Neurosignals 18:129-39. 2010
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Differential effects on white-matter systems in high-functioning autism and Asperger's syndrome
    G M McAlonan
    State Key Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR China
    Psychol Med 39:1885-93. 2009
    ..White-matter maldevelopment is associated with autism and disconnectivity theories of autism are compelling. However, it is unknown whether children with ASP and HFA have distinct white-matter abnormalities...
  5. ncbi request reprint Mapping brain structure in attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder: a voxel-based MRI study of regional grey and white matter volume
    Grainne M McAlonan
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong
    Psychiatry Res 154:171-80. 2007
    ..Overall, restricted structural brain abnormalities caused by ADHD were localized to brain systems known to be necessary for attention and executive function...
  6. doi request reprint Distinct patterns of grey matter abnormality in high-functioning autism and Asperger's syndrome
    Grainne M McAlonan
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR China
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:1287-95. 2008
    ..We therefore planned to examine a whole brain hypothesis that the patterns of grey matter differences in Asperger's syndrome and HFA can be distinguished...
  7. pmc Spatiotemporal dipole source localization of face processing ERPs in adolescents: a preliminary study
    Teresa Ka Wai Wong
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Behav Brain Funct 5:16. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  8. pmc Maturation of social attribution skills in typically developing children: an investigation using the social attribution task
    Zhouyi Hu
    Neuropsychology and Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China
    Behav Brain Funct 6:10. 2010
    ..Therefore the present study aimed to map the trajectory of social attribution skill acquisition in typically developing children from a young age...
  9. ncbi request reprint Immediate and sustained psychological impact of an emerging infectious disease outbreak on health care workers
    Grainne M McAlonan
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Can J Psychiatry 52:241-7. 2007
    ..To assess the immediate and sustained psychological health of health care workers who were at high risk of exposure during the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak...
  10. ncbi request reprint Stress and psychological distress among SARS survivors 1 year after the outbreak
    Antoinette M Lee
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Can J Psychiatry 52:233-40. 2007
    ..Our study examined the stress level and psychological distress of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) survivors 1 year after the outbreak...
  11. doi request reprint Voxel-based analysis of postnatal white matter microstructure in mice exposed to immune challenge in early or late pregnancy
    Qi Li
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
    Neuroimage 52:1-8. 2010
    ..Moreover, FA changes were more extensive in the group exposed earliest in gestation...
  12. ncbi request reprint Psychological effects of the SARS outbreak in Hong Kong on high-risk health care workers
    Siew E Chua
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, SAR, China
    Can J Psychiatry 49:391-3. 2004
    ..To quantify stress and the psychological impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) on high-risk health care workers (HCWs)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Cerebral grey, white matter and csf in never-medicated, first-episode schizophrenia
    Siew E Chua
    Department of Psychiatry, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, S A R China
    Schizophr Res 89:12-21. 2007
    ..Ratio of lateral ventricle to caudate volume was bilaterally significantly increased (p<0.005, 2-tailed), which could represent an early biomarker in first-episode, never-medicated schizophrenia...
  14. ncbi request reprint Psychological responses to the SARS outbreak in healthcare students in Hong Kong
    Josephine G W S Wong
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Med Teach 26:657-9. 2004
    ..Suitable psychological and occupational support services should be made available in case of future outbreaks...
  15. pmc MR diffusion tensor imaging detects rapid microstructural changes in amygdala and hippocampus following fear conditioning in mice
    Abby Y Ding
    Laboratory of Biomedical Imaging and Signal Processing, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    PLoS ONE 8:e51704. 2013
    ..However, whether early changes in fear circuits can be captured in vivo is not known...
  16. doi request reprint A naturalistic study of grey matter volume increase after early treatment in anti-psychotic naïve, newly diagnosed schizophrenia
    Michelle Y Deng
    Department of Psychiatry, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 206:437-46. 2009
    ..Anti-psychotic treatment appears to be associated with striatal volume increase, but how early this change occurs is still unknown...
  17. pmc Can Asperger syndrome be distinguished from autism? An anatomic likelihood meta-analysis of MRI studies
    Kevin K Yu
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    J Psychiatry Neurosci 36:412-21. 2011
    ..It capitalizes on the voxel-based morphometry (VBM) approach to systematically explore the whole brain for anatomic correlates of delay and no delay in language acquisition in people with autism spectrum disorders...
  18. doi request reprint Not only dopamine D2 receptors involved in Peony-Glycyrrhiza Decoction, an herbal preparation against antipsychotic-associated hyperprolactinemia
    Di Wang
    School of Chinese Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 39:332-8. 2012
    ..This experimental evidence supports clinical use of PGD as an effective treatment of antipsychotic-induced hyperPRL...
  19. pmc MRI study of minor physical anomaly in childhood autism implicates aberrant neurodevelopment in infancy
    Charlton Cheung
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    PLoS ONE 6:e20246. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that optical MPAs might afford a retrospective 'window' to early neurodevelopment; specifically, inter-orbital distance increase may represent a biomarker for early brain dysmaturation in autism...
  20. pmc Brain anatomical abnormalities in high-risk individuals, first-episode, and chronic schizophrenia: an activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis of illness progression
    Raymond C K Chan
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Schizophr Bull 37:177-88. 2011
    ..We predicted that gray matter abnormalities would show progressive changes, with most extensive abnormalities in the chronic group relative to FES and least in the high-risk group...
  21. pmc Prenatal immune challenge is an environmental risk factor for brain and behavior change relevant to schizophrenia: evidence from MRI in a mouse model
    Qi Li
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    PLoS ONE 4:e6354. 2009
    ..The present experiments tested the hypothesis that there is a causal relationship between prenatal immune challenge and emergence of ventricular abnormalities relevant to schizophrenia in adulthood...
  22. doi request reprint Abnormal spatiotemporal processing of emotional facial expressions in childhood autism: dipole source analysis of event-related potentials
    Teresa K W Wong
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Eur J Neurosci 28:407-16. 2008
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Magnetic resonance spectroscopy reveals N-acetylaspartate reduction in hippocampus and cingulate cortex after fear conditioning
    Iris Y Zhou
    Laboratory of Biomedical Imaging and Signal Processing, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Psychiatry Res 204:178-83. 2012
    ..The neurochemical changes characterized by 1H MRS can shed light on the biochemical mechanisms of learning and memory. Moreover, such information can potentially facilitate prompt intervention for patients with psychiatric disorders...
  24. doi request reprint Transgenic mice over-expressing endothelial endothelin-1 show cognitive deficit with blood-brain barrier breakdown after transient ischemia with long-term reperfusion
    Xu Zhang
    Department of Anatomy, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 101:46-54. 2013
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Stress and psychological impact on SARS patients during the outbreak
    Siew E Chua
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, SAR, China
    Can J Psychiatry 49:385-90. 2004
    ..To examine stress and psychological impact in severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) patients during the 2003 outbreak. SARS is a novel, highly infectious pneumonia, and its psychological impact is still unclear...
  26. pmc Neural acupuncture unit: a new concept for interpreting effects and mechanisms of acupuncture
    Zhang Jin Zhang
    School of Chinese Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 10 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:429412. 2012
    ..The introduction of the conception of NAU provides a new theoretical approach to interpreting effects and mechanisms of acupuncture in modern biomedical knowledge framework...
  27. pmc An epidemiological study of concomitant use of Chinese medicine and antipsychotics in schizophrenic patients: implication for herb-drug interaction
    Zhang Jin Zhang
    School of Chinese Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    PLoS ONE 6:e17239. 2011
    ..The aim of this epidemiological study was to characterize associations of clinical outcomes with concomitant herbal and antipsychotic use in patients with schizophrenia...