Schizophrenia & Psychotic Disorders

People with schizophrenia may experience emotions in their bodies differently than people without the disorder, according to a recent study published online in Schizophrenia Bulletin.


Complications of schizophrenia

Metabolic complications of schizophrenia are significantly less common early in the course of the disease and become much more common—and difficult to treat—as schizophrenia progresses.

Facial emotion in schizophrenia

Children at high risk for schizophrenia may have difficulty distinguishing subtle differences in facial emotions, but these children may benefit from early interventions that teach them how to recognize emotions in faces.

CAINS scale

The Clinical Assessment Interview for Negative Systems (CAINS) is an effective, empirically developed, and validated tool for measuring negative symptoms in schizophrenia, according to Ann M. Kring, PhD, of the University of California in Berkeley, and colleagues.

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Research shows that the newer “atypical” or second-generation antipsychotic medications are associated with a host of metabolic side effects. This article explores whether clinicians are doing enough to monitor patients, how to develop an effective monitoring system, and how to intervene once a problem is identified.