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Understanding the Links Between Schizophrenia and Sleep Disorders

Understanding the Links Between Schizophrenia and Sleep Disorders

A growing body of research consistently shows that patients with schizophrenia often suffer from sleep disturbances.

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Plasma Autoantibodies Possible Biomarker for Schizophrenia

Plasma Autoantibodies Possible Biomarker for Schizophrenia

Investigators selected 15 genes associated with schizophrenia due to high expression in both brain tissue and B-lymphocyte cells.

Amisulpride May Be Most Effective Antipsychotic for Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia

Amisulpride May Be Most Effective Antipsychotic for Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia

There has been a question of whether antipsychotic medications are truly acting upon "primary" negative symptoms, or whether they are instead improving "secondary" negative symptoms via improvement in positive or depressive symptoms.

Cost-Effectiveness of Paliperidone Palmitate in Schizophrenia With Cardiometabolic Comorbidities

Cost-Effectiveness of Paliperidone Palmitate in Schizophrenia With Cardiometabolic Comorbidities

Although all-cause pharmacy costs were higher in the paliperidone palmitate group, adjusted all-cause medical costs were lower.

Virtual Reality Can Reduce Anxiety, Improve Social Interactions in Psychosis

Virtual Reality Can Reduce Anxiety, Improve Social Interactions in Psychosis

Use of virtual reality environments in which participants interact with computer-controlled situations or avatars enables a more fine-tuned approach to exposure in the context of cognitive behavioral therapy.

Addition of SSRIs to Antipsychotics Has Only Minor Impact on Metabolic Risk Factors

Addition of SSRIs to Antipsychotics Has Only Minor Impact on Metabolic Risk Factors

A combination of an SSRI and antipsychotics in a clinical setting most likely does not lead to a further deterioration of metabolic variables to a clinically significant degree.

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation May Improve Motor Learning in Nonclinical Psychosis

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation May Improve Motor Learning in Nonclinical Psychosis

tDCS may be an important tool for further improving our understanding of psychosis and designing targeted treatments.

First-Episode Schizophrenia: Searching for the Most Effective Atypical Antipsychotic

First-Episode Schizophrenia: Searching for the Most Effective Atypical Antipsychotic

Researchers examined which atypical antipsychotic was more effective and safe in first-episode drug-naive schizophrenia.

Examining the Benefit of Benzodiazepines for Psychosis-Associated Aggression, Agitation

Examining the Benefit of Benzodiazepines for Psychosis-Associated Aggression, Agitation

A meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials compared the use of benzodiazepines alone or in combination with antipsychotic or antihistamine medications in patients experiencing acute psychotic illness.

Psychosis Associated With Increased Complications Following Total Joint Arthroplasty

Psychosis Associated With Increased Complications Following Total Joint Arthroplasty

Investigators seek the association between psychosis and complication risk after total joint arthroplasty.

Suppression of Auditory Stimuli Associated With Pathologic Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Suppression of Auditory Stimuli Associated With Pathologic Symptoms of Schizophrenia

P50 processing may inform researchers in the future development of interventions targeting cognitive impairment in schizophrenia.

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