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Schizophrenia

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has awarded a $52 million, 5-year grant for a study focused on understanding the trajectory toward schizophrenia in high-risk youth.
Treatment with a long-acting injectable antipsychotic combined with cognitive training significantly improved cognitive deficits in patients after a first episode of schizophrenia, according to a study published online in Psychological Medicine.
Cannabis use disorder significantly raises the risk of medication noncompliance among inpatients with schizophrenia, according to a study published online in Schizophrenia Research.
A majority of inpatients with schizophrenia who were treated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) demonstrated clinical improvement, irrespective of whether they were capable of consenting before psychiatric treatment, a study found.
Janssen is seeking US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the first long-acting injectable (LAI) medication for schizophrenia that would be taken only twice a year.
What does in utero malnutrition have to do with schizophrenia? And why is weight gain, a problematic adverse event, also linked with clinical effectiveness of antipsychotic medications?
Why do so many antipsychotic medications induce symptoms, signs, and physiologic changes that are already present to a lesser degree in the disease states that they are intended to treat?
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