Schizophrenia & Psychotic Disorders

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.


Prenatal exposure to grain products fortified with folic acid is linked with changes in brain development that, in turn, predict a decreased risk of psychosis, according to a study published online in JAMA Psychiatry.

Ilan Melnick, MD

Ilan Melnick, MD, staff psychiatrist and chief medical officer, Passageway Residences of Dade County, Miami, Florida, answers questions about initiating long-acting injectable antipsychotics in patients.

Adults with a higher genetic risk for schizophrenia tend to live in urban areas, according to a study in JAMA Psychiatry involving a half-million people.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug designed to initiate patients onto a long-acting injectable from the first day of treatment for schizophrenia, Alkermes announced.

Seven-year-old children at familial high risk (FHR) of schizophrenia have "widespread neurocognitive impairments" and should be monitored to prevent transition to psychosis, researchers say.



John Kane, MD; Ofer Agid, MD; Marjorie L. Baldwin, PhD; Christoph U. Correll, MD; Oliver Howes, MD; Jean-Pierre Lindenmayer, MD; Stephen R. Marder, MD; Mark Olfson, MD, MPH; Steven Potkin, MD
Donna Cox, PhD; Micha Levi, PhD; Laura Rabinovich, PhD; David Truong, PharmD, MS; David Stamler, MD
Ahong Huang, PhD; Tony Amos, PharmD, MS; Kruti Joshi, MPH; Li Wang, PhD; Abigail Nash, MD, PhD
Alex Kopelowicz, MD; Ross A. Baker, PhD, MBA; Cathy Zhao, PhD, MS, BS; Raymond Sanchez, MD; Margaretta Nyilas, MD; Claudette Brewer, BA; Erica Lawson; Timothy Peters-Strickland, MD