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Amélie Achim

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Amélie Achim
Centre thématique de recherche en neurosciences
Centre de recherche CERVO
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Contribution à la recherche

Axe de recherche de l'Université Laval :

Sociétés, cultures et arts

Thématiques de recherche de la Faculté de médecine :

Neurosciences et santé mentale

Domaines et intérêts de recherche du (de la) professeur(e) :

Neurosciences, santé mentale et toxicomanies
  • Cognition
  • Schizophrénie
  • Fonctions exécutives
  • Anxiété
Développement et fonctionnement des personnes et des communautés, et vie sociale
Langues et langage
Organismes vivants (êtres humains - Psychologie/aspects biologiques)
  • Cognition et langage

Projets de recherche

  • PAT-MOBILE (Psychosis And Trauma – Measurements of BIomarkers Levels in Exosomes) : étude multidimensionnelle des facteurs déterminants et exosomes comme indicateurs de pronostic et traitement - Université Laval - Fonds internes, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé - appel de propositions Initiative Stratégique en Santé Mentale (ISM): Mobiliser les forces vives en santé mentale et en neurosciences pour soutenir l’avancement des connaissances et la transformation des pratiques, co-chercheur - 2023-06-01 au 2026-05-31
  • Communiquer pour se rétablir: une approche innovante des difficultés communicationnelles dans les troubles psychotiques - Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada - Programme Savoir: Subventions Savoir, chercheur principal - 2022-04-01 au 2026-03-31
  • COMpréhension des PrÉdicTEurs cogNitifs, biologique et sociaux du fonctionnement des jeunes ayant vécu de la maltraitanCE (COMPÉTENCE) : trajectoires - Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada - Programme Savoir: Subventions Savoir, co-chercheur - 2020-03-31 au 2025-03-31
  • Comprendre, Agir et Partager (CAP) pour soutenir le Rétablissement global des personnes aux prises avec un trouble psychotique - Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture - Soutien aux équipes de recherche, co-chercheur - 2020-05-01 au 2024-04-30
  • Impact des déficits cognitifs et communicationnels sur la prise de décision partagée en schizophrénie - CIUSSS - CN - VITAM Centre de recherche en santé durable - Fonds stratégique de développement de la recherche, chercheur principal - 2023-02-08 au 2024-03-31
  • Theory of mind inferences of the addressee's knowledge during language production. - Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada - Programme Savoir: Subventions Savoir, chercheur principal - 2016-03-15 au 2022-03-31
  • Salaire d'un professeur - CIUSSS - CN - CERVO, chercheur principal - 2011-01-01 au 2020-06-30

Publications

  • Episodic memory-related activation in schizophrenia: Meta-analysis, Lepage, M., Achim, A.M., British Journal of Psychiatry, 2005, 10.1192/bjp.187.6.500
  • Neural correlates of memory for items and for associations: An event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging study, Lepage, M., Achim, A.M., Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2005, 10.1162/0898929053467578
  • Selective abnormal modulation of hippocampal activity during memory formation in first-episode psychosis, Pruessner, J.C., Lepage, M., Joober, R., Malla, A.K., Czechowska, Y., Montoya, A., Sutton, H., Bertrand, M.-C., Achim, A.M., Archives of General Psychiatry, 2007, 10.1001/archpsyc.64.9.999
  • Prefrontal dysfunction in schizophrenia: Implication in associative recognition, Lal, S., Lepage, M., Achim, A.M., Pelletier, M., Montoya, A., Actas Espanolas de Psiquiatria, 2007
  • How prevalent are anxiety disorders in schizophrenia? a meta-analysis and critical review on a significant association, Roy, M.-A., Mérette, C., Olivier, D., Raymond, E., Maziade, M., Achim, A.M., Schizophrenia Bulletin, 2011, 10.1093/schbul/sbp148
  • The role of recollection in source memory: An examination of schizophrenia patients and their first-degree relatives, Tremblay, S., Roy, M.-A., Bouchard, R.-H., Cellard, C., Lefèbvre, A.-A., Achim, A.M., Brain and Cognition, 2011, 10.1016/j.bandc.2010.11.002
  • Familiarity and recollection processes in patients with recent-onset schizophrenia and their unaffected parents, Roy, M.-A., Maziade, M., Rouleau, N., Achim, A., Tremblay, S., Cellard, C., Lefèbvre, A.-A., Psychiatry Research, 2010, 10.1016/j.psychres.2009.01.007
  • Insights from the examination of verbal and spatial memory errors in relation to clinical symptoms of patients with recent-onset schizophrenia, Roy, M.-A., Bouchard, R.-H., Achim, A.M., Laplante, L., Lefèbvre, A.-A., Tremblay, S., Cellard, C., Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 2009, 10.1080/13546800903272059
  • Selective pair recognition memory impairment with no response bias in schizophrenia, Lepage, M., Lal, S., Achim, A.M., Menear, M., Montoya, A., Luck, D., Psychiatry Research, 2009, 10.1016/j.psychres.2008.06.037
  • Structural neural correlates of impairments in social cognition in first episode psychosis, Lepage, M., Malla, A.K., Sutton, H., Harvey, P.-O., Achim, A., Bertrand, M.-C., Social Neuroscience, 2008, 10.1080/17470910701563491
  • Changes in visual perspective influence brain activity patterns during cognitive perspective-taking of other people's pain, Jackson, P.L., Lavoie, M.-A., Achim, A.M., Vistoli, D., Neuropsychologia, 2016, 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.03.020
  • Adjustment of speaker’s referential expressions to an addressee’s likely knowledge and link with theory of mind abilities, Achim, A., Couture, S., Fossard, M., Achim, A.M., Frontiers in Psychology, 2015, 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00823
  • Comorbidity between anxiety disorders and recent-onset psychotic disorders, Bouchard, R.-H., Demers, M.-F., Maziade, M., Mérette, C., Labbé, A., Vallières, C., Achim, A.M., Roy, M.-A., Schizophrenia Research, 2015, 10.1016/j.schres.2015.04.041
  • Performance in multiple domains of social cognition in parents of patients with schizophrenia, Achim, A.M., Bédard Lacroix, J., Godmaire-Duhaime, F., Jackson, P.L., Plana, I., Lavoie, M.-A., Psychiatry Research, 2014, 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.07.055
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging correlates of memory encoding in relation to achieving remission in first-episode schizophrenia, Lepage, M., Benoit, A., Joober, R., Malla, A.K., Achim, A.M., Bodnar, M., British Journal of Psychiatry, 2012, 10.1192/bjp.bp.111.098046
  • Mentalizing in first-episode psychosis, Jackson, P.L., Roy, M.-A., Ouellet, R., Achim, A.M., Psychiatry Research, 2012, 10.1016/j.psychres.2011.10.011
  • Fronto-temporal disconnectivity and clinical short-term outcome in first episode psychosis: A DTI-tractography study, Lepage, M., Joober, R., Malla, A., Achim, A., Campbell, J.S.W., Pike, G.B., Bodnar, M., Czechowska, Y., Buchy, L., Luck, D., Journal of Psychiatric Research, 2011, 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2010.07.007
  • Attribution bias and social anxiety in schizophrenia, Lecomte, T., Montreuil, T.C., Samson, C., Sutliff, S., Achim, A.M., Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, 2016, 10.1016/j.scog.2016.01.001
  • Functional MRI examination of empathy for pain in people with schizophrenia reveals abnormal activation related to cognitive perspective-taking but typical activation linked to affective sharing, Achim, A.M., Jackson, P.L., Sutliff, S., Lavoie, M.-A., Vistoli, D., Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 2017, 10.1503/jpn.160136
  • Verbal fluency in bipolar disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Besche-Richard, C., Kaladjian, A., Achim, A.M., Raucher-Chéné, D., Journal of Affective Disorders, 2017, 10.1016/j.jad.2016.09.039
  • Referential adjustment during discourse production in Alzheimer’s disease, Fossard, M., Démonet, J.-F., Achim, A.M., Iglesias, K., Sandoz, M., Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 2020, 10.1080/13803395.2020.1798883
  • Impact of traumatic brain injury on social cognition in adolescents and contribution of other higher order cognitive functions, Sirois, K., Bedell, G., Vera-Estay, E., Achim, A.M., Beauchamp, M.H., Massicotte, E., Jackson, P.L., Tousignant, B., Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 2018, 10.1080/09602011.2016.1158114
  • No evidence for a differential deficit of reality monitoring in schizophrenia: A meta-analysis of the associative memory literature, Weiss, A.P., Achim, A.M., Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 2008, 10.1080/13546800802299476
  • Associative Memory Encoding and Recognition in Schizophrenia: An Event-Related fMRI Study, Lal, S., Achim, A.M., Menear, M., Pelletier, M., Montoya, A., Lepage, M., Biological Psychiatry, 2006, 10.1016/j.biopsych.2006.03.043
  • Memory dysfunction in Huntington's disease,Disfunción de la memoria episódica en la enfermedad de Huntington, Ruiz-López, I., Lepage, M., Richer, F., Chouinard, S., Menear, M., Achim, A.M., Montoya, A., Archivos de Neurociencias, 2006
  • Cognitive and clinical moderators of recognition memory in schizophrenia: A meta-analysis, Lepage, M., Lal, S., Montoya, A., Achim, A.M., Pelletier, M., Schizophrenia Research, 2005, 10.1016/j.schres.2004.08.017
  • The interfering effect of related events on recognition memory discriminability: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study, Brodeur, M., Menear, M., Achim, A.M., Blondin, F., Lepage, M., Cognitive Brain Research, 2005, 10.1016/j.cogbrainres.2004.10.003
  • Is associative recognition more impaired than item recognition memory in Schizophrenia? A meta-analysis, Lepage, M., Achim, A.M., Brain and Cognition, 2003, 10.1016/S0278-2626(03)00092-7
  • What areas of everyday functioning are affected by theory of mind deficits in recent-onset schizophrenia spectrum disorders?, Roy, M.-A., Cellard, C., Huot, A., Thibaudeau, É., Achim, A.M., Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 2022, 10.1111/eip.13291
  • A meta-analysis of the associations between theory of mind and neurocognition in schizophrenia, Cellard, C., Turcotte, M., Parent, C., Achim, A.M., Thibaudeau, É., Schizophrenia Research, 2020, 10.1016/j.schres.2019.12.017
  • Real-life interactions and the eight sources of information framework (8-sif): A reply to Champagne-Lavau and Moreau (2013), Monetta, L., Jackson, P.L., Guitton, M.J., Achim, A.M., Psychological Assessment, 2013, 10.1037/a0034101
  • Social cognition in first-degree relatives of people with schizophrenia: A meta-analysis, Achim, A.M., Jackson, P.L., Godmaire-Duhaime, F., Bédard Lacroix, J., Plana, I., Lavoie, M.-A., Psychiatry Research, 2013, 10.1016/j.psychres.2012.11.037
  • From the mental representation of pain and emotions to empathy, Achim, A.M., Jackson, P.L., The Neurophysiological Foundations of Mental and Motor Imagery, 2012, 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546251.003.0019
  • The study of social cognition with neuroimaging methods as a means to explore future directions of deficit evaluation in schizophrenia?, Jackson, P.L., Hardy-Baylé, M.-C., Passerieux, C., Vistoli, D., Achim, A.M., Brunet-Gouet, E., Psychiatry Research, 2011, 10.1016/j.psychres.2010.11.029
  • Reliability of two social cognition tests: The combined stories test and the social knowledge test, Achim, A.M., Villeneuve, K., Legendre, M., Cellard, C., Thibaudeau, É., Psychiatry Research, 2018, 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.01.026
  • Social anxiety disorder in schizophrenia: A neglected, yet potentially important comorbidity, Achim, A.M., Demers, M.-F., Roy, M.-A., Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 2018, 10.1503/jpn.180081
  • A comprehensive assessment of social cognition from adolescence to adulthood, Jackson, P.L., Massicotte, E., Achim, A.M., Sirois, K., Tousignant, B., Cognitive Development, 2017, 10.1016/j.cogdev.2017.05.001
  • Knowledge likely held by others affects speakers’ choices of referential expressions at different stages of discourse, Fossard, M., Achim, A., Achim, A.M., Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 2017, 10.1080/23273798.2016.1234059
  • Treating comorbid anxiety disorders in patients with schizophrenia: A new pathway, Roy, M.-A., Sutliff, S., Achim, A.M., Psychiatric Times, 2015
  • On what ground do we mentalize? Characteristics of current tasks and sources of information that contribute to mentalizing judgments, Monetta, L., Boutin, A., Jackson, P.L., Guitton, M., Achim, A.M., Psychological Assessment, 2013, 10.1037/a0029137
  • Further validation of the Cognitive Biases Questionnaire for psychosis, Lecomte, T., Jean-Baptiste, F., Giguère, C.-E., Cloutier, B., Franck, N., Francoeur, A., Gilker, A., Sicard, V., Achim, A.M., Samson, C., BMC Psychiatry, 2022, 10.1186/s12888-022-04203-8
  • Referential communication in people with recent-onset schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, Fossard, M., Achim, A., Achim, A.M., Frontiers in Psychiatry, 2022, 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.971256
  • The other side of the social interaction: Theory of mind impairments in people with schizophrenia are linked to other people's difficulties in understanding them, Fossard, M., Roy, M.-A., Achim, A.M., Schizophrenia Research, 2022, 10.1016/j.schres.2022.07.001
  • Functional Impairments and Theory of Mind Deficits in Schizophrenia: A Meta-analysis of the Associations, Achim, A.M., Turcotte, M., Cellard, C., Thibaudeau, E., Schizophrenia Bulletin, 2021, 10.1093/schbul/sbaa182
  • How to move forward in social cognition research? Put it into an international perspective, Pinkham, A.E., Mehta, U.M., Brunet – Gouet, E., Achim, A.M., Hajdúk, M., Schizophrenia Research, 2020, 10.1016/j.schres.2019.10.001
  • Can social anxiety impact facial emotion recognition in schizophrenia?, Achim, A., Potvin, S., Paquin, K., Théroux, L., Lecomte, T., Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 2019, 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000934
  • Determinants of occupational outcome in recent-onset psychosis: The role of cognition, Roy, M.-A., Vallières, C., Turcotte, M., Lavoie, A., Achim, A.M., Villotti, P., Corbière, M., Cellard, C., Pothier, W., Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, 2019, 10.1016/j.scog.2019.100158
  • More intensive probing increases the detection of social anxiety disorders in schizophrenia, Achim, A.M., Demers, M.-F., Leclerc, L.-D., Lehoux, C., Vallières, C., Roy, M.-A., Psychiatry Research, 2018, 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.07.032
  • The contribution of discursive and cognitive factors in referential choices made by elderly people during a narrative task, Marion Fossard, Amélie M. Achim, Katia Iglesias, Mélanie Sandoz, Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 2023, 10.1080/13825585.2022.2150141
  • Medial temporal lobe activations during associative memory encoding for arbitrary and semantically related object pairs, Lepage, M., Malla, A.K., Montoya, A., Bertrand, M.-C., Achim, A.M., Brain Research, 2007, 10.1016/j.brainres.2007.05.046
  • Social cognitive impairments in first episode psychosis, Lepage, M., Malla, A.K., Achim, A.M., Sutton, H., Bertrand, M.-C., Schizophrenia Research, 2007, 10.1016/j.schres.2007.05.033
  • Associative interference does not affect recognition memory in schizophrenia, Achim, A.M., Montoya, A., Menear, M., Lepage, M., Schizophrenia Research, 2005, 10.1016/j.schres.2005.04.003
  • Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex involvement in memory post-retrieval monitoring revealed in both item and associative recognition tests, Lepage, M., Achim, A.M., NeuroImage, 2005, 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2004.10.036
  • Parietal cortex and episodic memory retrieval in schizophrenia, Lal, S., Menear, M., Montoya, A., Achim, A., Pelletier, M., Lepage, M., Psychiatry Research - Neuroimaging, 2010, 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2010.03.002
  • Verbal and visual memory impairments among young offspring and healthy adult relatives of patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: Selective generational patterns indicate different developmental trajectories, Roy, M.-A., Paradis, M.-E., Paccalet, T., Bouchard, R.-H., Achim, A., Gilbert, E., Jomphe, V., Marino, C., Battaglia, M., Cellard, C., Mérette, C., Rouleau, N., Maziade, M., Schizophrenia Bulletin, 2011, 10.1093/schbul/sbq026
  • The heterogeneity of cognitive symptoms in Parkinson's disease: A meta-analysis, Monetta, L., Macoir, J., Achim, A.M., Tremblay, C., Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 2013, 10.1136/jnnp-2013-305021
  • Assessment of empathy in first-episode psychosis and meta-analytic comparison with previous studies in schizophrenia, Jackson, P.L., Roy, M.-A., Ouellet, R., Achim, A.M., Psychiatry Research, 2011, 10.1016/j.psychres.2010.10.030
  • Improving Theory of Mind in Schizophrenia by Targeting Cognition and Metacognition with Computerized Cognitive Remediation: A Multiple Case Study, Achim, A.M., Pothier, W., Lavoie, M.-A., Maziade, M., Ivers, H., Wykes, T., Reeder, C., Cellard, C., Thibaudeau, É., Schizophrenia Research and Treatment, 2017, 10.1155/2017/7203871
  • Social representations and contextual adjustments as two distinct components of the Theory of Mind brain network: Evidence from the REMICS task, Achim, A.M., Jackson, P.L., Sutliff, S., Vistoli, D., Lavoie, M.-A., Cortex, 2016, 10.1016/j.cortex.2016.04.017
  • Social anxiety disorder in recent onset schizophrenia spectrum disorders: The relation with symptomatology, anxiety, and social rank, Achim, A.M., Roy, M.-A., Sutliff, S., Psychiatry Research, 2015, 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.02.017
  • A meta-analysis and scoping review of social cognition performance in social phobia, posttraumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders, Achim, A.M., Battaglia, M., Lavoie, M.-A., Plana, I., Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 2014, 10.1016/j.janxdis.2013.09.005
  • Impact of social anxiety on social cognition and functioning in patients with recent-onset schizophrenia spectrum disorders, Roy, M.-A., Jackson, P.L., Vallières, C., Lavoie, M.-A., Ouellet, R., Achim, A.M., Schizophrenia Research, 2013, 10.1016/j.schres.2013.01.012
  • Referential choices in a collaborative storytelling task: Discourse stages and referential complexity matter, Champagne-Lavau, M., Bureau, A., Gonzalez, S., Rousier-Vercruyssen, L., Achim, A.M., Fossard, M., Frontiers in Psychology, 2018, 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00176
  • Comparing individual and collective management of referential choices in dialogue, Achim, A.M., Fossard, M., Knutsen, D., Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 2022, 10.1177/17470218211037117
  • The neural correlates of referential communication: Taking advantage of sparse-sampling fMRI to study verbal communication with a real interaction partner, Tremblay, P., Fossard, M., Rousseau, L.-S., Loignon, A., Thibaudeau, É., Deschamps, I., Achim, A.M., Brain and Cognition, 2021, 10.1016/j.bandc.2021.105801
  • A meta-analysis of craving studies in schizophrenia spectrum disorders, Haesebaert, F., Mondino, M., Poulet, E., Brunelin, J., Achim, A.M., Dondé, C., Schizophrenia Research, 2020, 10.1016/j.schres.2020.05.046
  • Personalized cognitive remediation therapy to facilitate return to work or to school in recent-onset psychosis, Cellard, C., Chagnon, Y., Reeder, C., Wykes, T., Achim, A.M., Thibaudeau, É., Corbière, M., Roy, M.-A., Pothier, W., Neurocase, 2020, 10.1080/13554794.2020.1841797
  • The contribution of social cognition in predicting social participation following moderate and severe TBI in youth, Jackson, P.L., Vera-Estay, E., Massicotte, E., Bedell, G., Beauchamp, M.H., Achim, A.M., Boucher, N., Tousignant, B., Sirois, K., Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 2019, 10.1080/09602011.2017.1413987

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  • Audrey Cayouette - Doctorat - En cours
  • India Plana - Maîtrise avec mémoire - 2013/09
  • Alexandra Loignon - Maîtrise avec mémoire - 2015/09
  • Marie-Audrey Lavoie - Doctorat - 2016/09
  • Stephanie Ann Fortier - Doctorat - 2019/01
  • Élisabeth Thibaudeau - Doctorat - 2020/09

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