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FDA Approves New Schizophrenia Treatment for Adolescents

FDA Approves New Schizophrenia Treatment for Adolescents

The FDA has approved a new treatment for adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 years who are diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Factors Predicting Favorable Outcomes in First-Episode Psychosis Without Medication

Factors Predicting Favorable Outcomes in First-Episode Psychosis Without Medication

Researchers profiled which young people may do well after first-episode psychosis without medication.

Low-Dose Metformin May Reduce Body Weight and BMI in Clozapine-Treated Schizophrenia

Low-Dose Metformin May Reduce Body Weight and BMI in Clozapine-Treated Schizophrenia

These study results indicate that early intervention with low doses of metformin in patients with few metabolic abnormalities may be beneficial.

Childhood Trauma, Depression Associated With Impaired Quality of Life in Schizophrenia

Childhood Trauma, Depression Associated With Impaired Quality of Life in Schizophrenia

Targeting negative symptoms in patients with schizophrenia may be more effective in improving patients' QoL.

Cardiometabolic Factors in Youth Schizophrenia Treatment

Cardiometabolic Factors in Youth Schizophrenia Treatment

Pretreatment cardiometabolic status to be taken into consideration for treatment of first episode psychosis.

Facial Affect Recognition Training Improves Social Outcomes in Psychosis

Facial Affect Recognition Training Improves Social Outcomes in Psychosis

Inability to interpret facial expressions may exacerbate psychotic symptoms, either indirectly via social defeat or directly by creating confusing interpersonal experiences.

Pediatric Patients Should Undergo Electrocardiogram Assessment Before Antipsychotic Treatment

Pediatric Patients Should Undergo Electrocardiogram Assessment Before Antipsychotic Treatment

Cardiac safety is integral to child and adolescent antipsychotic therapy.

VIDEO: Schizophrenia Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

VIDEO: Schizophrenia Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Patients with early schizophrenia may have already started down the road to diabetes, even prior to actual diagnosis.

Antipsychotic Switching in Schizophrenia: Immediate vs Gradual Discontinuation

Antipsychotic Switching in Schizophrenia: Immediate vs Gradual Discontinuation

Both immediate and gradual discontinuation of the current antipsychotic medication are viable treatment options.

First-Episode Schizophrenia Approaches Aided by Guidelines Instrument

First-Episode Schizophrenia Approaches Aided by Guidelines Instrument

Clinical practice guidelines are important resources for early intervention in a first episode of schizophrenia.

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