Schizophrenia And Psychosis

Social Anxiety in Schizophrenia: An Overlooked Problem

Social Anxiety in Schizophrenia: An Overlooked Problem

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Emerging evidence has begun to elucidate the prevalence and outcomes associated with social anxiety disorder in schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia Add-Ons: Beware the Flawed Meta-Analyses Touting Improvements

Schizophrenia Add-Ons: Beware the Flawed Meta-Analyses Touting Improvements

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Clinicians should be discerning when evaluating meta-analyses of schizophrenia add-on therapies such as statins and antidepressants.

Immune Variations Appear to Be Unrelated to Psychosis, Schizophrenia

Immune Variations Appear to Be Unrelated to Psychosis, Schizophrenia

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Examination of raw data does not show a multi-modal distribution of immune parameter data in patients.

Decreased EEG Beta/Low Gamma Oscillations in First-Episode Psychosis

Decreased EEG Beta/Low Gamma Oscillations in First-Episode Psychosis

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Investigators examined the oscillatory activity of patients with first-episode psychosis after transcranial magnetic stimulation of the left motor cortex.

Aberrant Epstein-Barr Virus Response Associated With Schizophrenia

Aberrant Epstein-Barr Virus Response Associated With Schizophrenia

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Investigators confirmed that people with schizophrenia have higher levels of antibodies to some but not all Epstein-Barr virus proteins, which indicates an aberrant response to Epstein-Barr virus infection that may be a factor in the immunopathology of schizophrenia and related disorders.

Increased Risk for Death in Youths Taking High-Dose Antipsychotics

Increased Risk for Death in Youths Taking High-Dose Antipsychotics

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Researchers retrospectively reviewed data regarding children and youths who were beginning treatment with antipsychotic vs control medications to assess their risks for unexpected death.

Primary Care Consultation Patterns Potential Predictors of Psychosis Diagnosis

Primary Care Consultation Patterns Potential Predictors of Psychosis Diagnosis

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Primary care consultation patterns for a prespecified set of symptoms may be used to identify patients who later develop a psychotic illness.

Follow-Up Care After First Emergency Department Visit for Youth With Psychotic Disorders

Follow-Up Care After First Emergency Department Visit for Youth With Psychotic Disorders

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Adolescents and young adults who visit emergency departments for psychotic disorder for the first time often do not receive timely follow-up care.

Cannabis Users Have Psychotic-Like Experiences via "Person-Specific" Pathways

Cannabis Users Have Psychotic-Like Experiences via "Person-Specific" Pathways

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Psychotic-like experiences in cannabis users may be specific to each person, regardless of genetics and environment.

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