Schizophrenia & Psychoses
Interventions targeted at improving medication adherence might mitigate adverse effects of cannabis use on psychosis outcomes.
Long-acting injectables should be considered earlier in the treatment of schizophrenia.
Increases in autonomic function may predict the occurrence and severity of auditory hallucinations in patients with schizophrenia, suggesting a regulation of these experiences by the autonomic nervous system.
Diabetes mellitus (DM) appears to be more prevalent in the psychiatric setting than in the general population.
The risk for rehospitalization was 22% lower during treatment with long-acting injectable antipsychotic medications compared with treatment with equivalent oral formulations in the total cohort.
Schizophrenia patients may benefit from a a specific type of talk therapy, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania.
Concomitant SSRI/SNRI use was associated with an increased diabetes risk in AAP-treated young people.
There is currently no approved drug combination for treatment-resistant schizophrenia.
In patients with schizophrenia being treated with clozapine or olanzapine, liraglutide significantly improved glucose tolerance, body weight, and other cardiometabolic disturbances.
Electroconvulsive therapy can be a clinically effective treatment for patients with severe forms of schizophrenia.
Long-term valbenazine may be beneficial in managing tardive dyskinesia.
Body mass index in patients with schizophrenia is linked to C-reactive protein.
Lurasidone is an atypical antipsychotic that has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of schizophrenia in adolescents.
Mental disorders and psychotropic medication use are associated with an increased risk for fracture but are not fully captured by FRAX tool.
Schizophrenia was perceived as more distressful and with higher perceived social stigma than other disorders.
Scientists researched the association between multiple drug treatments for psychotic disorders and anticholinergic burden.
Cannabis is the most widely misused illicit drug.
Schizophrenia was associated with 13 to 15 years of potential life lost.
The risk for offspring's development of psychosis is connected to maternal weight gain during pregnancy.
A trial at 3 mental health centers in The Netherlands revealed that patients with financial incentives have better compliance.
Adding high-dose B vitamins to traditional antipsychotic treatments reduces schizophrenia symptoms more than traditional treatments alone.
The FDA has approved a new treatment for adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 years who are diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Researchers profiled which young people may do well after first-episode psychosis without medication.
These study results indicate that early intervention with low doses of metformin in patients with few metabolic abnormalities may be beneficial.
Targeting negative symptoms in patients with schizophrenia may be more effective in improving patients' QoL.
Pretreatment cardiometabolic status to be taken into consideration for treatment of first episode psychosis.
Inability to interpret facial expressions may exacerbate psychotic symptoms, either indirectly via social defeat or directly by creating confusing interpersonal experiences.
Cardiac safety is integral to child and adolescent antipsychotic therapy.
Patients with early schizophrenia may have already started down the road to diabetes, even prior to actual diagnosis.
Both immediate and gradual discontinuation of the current antipsychotic medication are viable treatment options.
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