Schizophrenia & Psychoses
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.
Clinical practice guidelines are important resources for early intervention in a first episode of schizophrenia.
A patient does not have to be verbal to benefit from art therapy.
This case offers evidence of the interaction between ciprofloxacin and clozapine.
Combined cognitive therapy and mindfulness can have lasting positive effects on behavior and mood.
PUFA supplementation offers little additional aid to psychosis when good psychosocial care is already sought.
Hyperprolactinemia should be monitored during long-term risperidone treatment.
According to one review, there are more individuals with serious mental illness in correctional institutions than in all US state hospitals.
Sunovion have announced positive results from a study evaluating Latuda (lurasidone HCI) for the treatment of schizophrenia in adolescents aged 13 to 17 years old.
40-Hz ASSR spectral power and phase-locking deficits could be useful probes for assessing circuit dysfunctions in the disorder.
The findings might help to explain the increased prevalence of type 2 diabetes in patients with schizophrenia.
Studying cognition deficits during the clinical high risk period allows researchers to observe cognitive defects before chronicity and long-term medication use obscure the core deficits.
Dixdc1 knockout mice demonstrated behaviors suggestive of depression, anxiety, and impaired social behavior.
Medications used to treat addiction cut the risk of reoffending in half.
Indicators of schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety might be spotted in physical symptoms at age 18.
The Effect of Cognitive Remediation Training on Functional Connectivity and Social Cognition in SchizophreniaOctober 13, 2016
Study provides further evidence for the effects of cognitive enhancement intervention on brain functional connectivity and cognitive performance in patients with schizophrenia.
Data indicate that 693 genes are differentially expressed between individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and typical, healthy controls.
Dr. Scott Zeller suggests it is time to move away from emergency intramuscular haloperidol.
Researchers studied social cognition and social problem solving in patients with schizophrenia by employing a validated test designed to assess emotion recognition abilities.
Study provides further evidence for the effects of white matter fiber abnormalities and neuroinflammation on positive symptoms in patients with schizophrenia.
New findings provide an insight about the association between white matter microstructure and the severity of schizophrenia clinical symptoms.
Interaction of Proline and COMT Genotype Influences Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia & Bipolar DisorderSeptember 27, 2016
The authors explored whether valproate (VPA) treatment effects vary by catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) genotype.
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