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Old Challenges and New Directions in Managing Tardive Dyskinesia

Old Challenges and New Directions in Managing Tardive Dyskinesia

"Since the current generation of psychiatrists has been raised on second-generation antipsychotics and has relatively little experience with first-generation antipsychotics, keeping tardive dyskinesia in mind is not, on the whole, part of their experience or training," said Christoph U. Correll, MD.

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Haloperidol Associated With Slight Increased Risk for Death in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Haloperidol Associated With Slight Increased Risk for Death in Acute Myocardial Infarction

These data may be useful to clinicians in considering the risks and benefits of prescribing haloperidol for patients with cardiac morbidity.

Violence in Schizophrenia Associated With Several Risk Factors at Diagnosis

Violence in Schizophrenia Associated With Several Risk Factors at Diagnosis

In patients with a history of pre-diagnostic violence, a history of non-violent offending in the 18-month period pre-diagnosis was the strongest predictor of future violence.

Exploring Brain Stimulation as a Treatment for Auditory Hallucinations in Schizophrenia

Exploring Brain Stimulation as a Treatment for Auditory Hallucinations in Schizophrenia

The authors pointed to a possible difference in the specific symptoms alleviated by different types of stimulation.

Recovery From First Episode Psychosis More Likely in Those With Mania, Brief Psychosis Diagnoses

Recovery From First Episode Psychosis More Likely in Those With Mania, Brief Psychosis Diagnoses

The early sustained recovery group was more likely to have a diagnosis other than schizophrenia, particularly mania or brief psychosis.

Negative Symptoms Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Schizophrenia

Negative Symptoms Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Schizophrenia

Although various clinical and psychosocial factors were associated with unhealthy lifestyle factors and higher risk for CVD, the strongest associations were with negative symptoms.

Improving Performance of Everyday Activities Is Critical in Schizophrenia

Improving Performance of Everyday Activities Is Critical in Schizophrenia

Treatment beyond antipsychotic drugs is needed for people with schizophrenia, as positive symptoms are a peripheral node in the network.

Independent Risk Pathways Shown for Diabetes and Obesity in Adults With Serious Mental Illness

Independent Risk Pathways Shown for Diabetes and Obesity in Adults With Serious Mental Illness

Given the high risk for metabolic disorder and type 2 diabetes, clinicians should select psychotropic medications carefully and monitor metabolic conditions regularly in their patients with serious mental illness.

Heavy Cigarette Smoking in Adolescence May Increase Risk for Psychosis

Heavy Cigarette Smoking in Adolescence May Increase Risk for Psychosis

Despite the recognition that early daily tobacco use likely increases the risk for later psychosis, investigation of the effect of covariates such as substance use, existing psychotic features, or parental/family factors was lacking in the literature.

CBT Plus Cognitive Remediation May Improve Vocational Outcomes in Schizophrenia

CBT Plus Cognitive Remediation May Improve Vocational Outcomes in Schizophrenia

These results suggest that CBT alone may be insufficient in enhancing work outcomes in patients with schizophrenia, despite its efficacy in treating other symptoms.

Adjunctive Raloxifene May Improve Psychotic Symptoms in Postmenopausal Women With Schizophrenia

Adjunctive Raloxifene May Improve Psychotic Symptoms in Postmenopausal Women With Schizophrenia

The meta-analysis showed raloxifene to be effective for positive symptoms, negative symptoms, and general psychopathology, with greatly homogeneous results.

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