Schizophrenia & Psychotic Disorders

When assessing the value of a reward, people with schizophrenia have difficulty integrating information about the size of the reward and the probability of receiving it, according to a published study.

Articles

Neonatal vitamin D deficiency is associated with a 44% increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, according to a study published in Scientific Reports.

Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH

Is there any rationale for using both deutetrabenazine (Austedo) and valbenazine (Ingrezza) at the same time? Find out from Psych Congress cochair Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH.

As many as one-quarter of suicide attempts are associated with psychotic experiences, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online in JAMA Psychiatry.

An investigational schizophrenia treatment demonstrated a superior weight gain profile, compared with olanzapine, in a phase 3 trial, Alkermes officials announced.

Childhood trauma of all types appears to have a causal link with psychotic experiences in early adulthood, according to a study published online in JAMA Psychiatry.

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Posters

Roger McIntyre, MD, FRCPC; Dao Thai-Cuarto, PharmD; Joshua Burke, MS; Scott Siegert, PharmD; Dimitri Grigoriadis, PhD
Joseph McEvoy, MD; Benjamin Carroll, PharmD; Sanjay Gandhi, PhD; Avery Rizio, PhD; Stephen Maher, PhD; Mark Kosinski, MA; Jakob Bjorner, MD, PhD
Stewart Factor, DO; Karen Anderson, MD; Mat Davis, PhD; Robert Hauser, MD, MBA; Lars Jarskog, MD; Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD; Rajeev Kumar, MD, FRCPC; Stanislaw Ochudlo, MD, PhD; William Ondo, MD; Hubert Fernandez, MD

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Video

Joseph P. McEvoy, MD, discusses the reasons why specialized treatment programs are important after a first episode of psychosis

Charles Raison, MD, comments on a recent Lancet study detailing how five major psychiatric disorders—autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia—are genetically connected.

Rajiv Tandon, MD is a member of the DSM-5 workgroup for Psychotic Disorders. In the video, he discusses the changes to this chapter in the DSM-5 and how this will impact clinical practice and treatment of patients.  

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