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Adjunctive estrogen patches significantly improve positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia in premenopausal women, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News
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Source: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment Source Type: research
ConclusionsExisting data suggest that olanzapine is associated with a significantly greater risk of IRI, FBG, and FINS, while other agents are associated with relatively lower risks. Thus, olanzapine is more likely to induce insulin resistance than are other SGAs in schizophrenic patients in China.
Source: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractAlthough clozapine is the main antipsychotic medication for treatment-resistant schizophrenia, 40 –70% of patients on clozapine have persistent psychotic symptoms (i.e. ultra-treatment-resistant schizophrenia, UTRS). We aimed to examine clozapine response/non-response patterns in patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia, as well as determine patient clinico-demographic factors associate d with long-term clozapine non-response. Clinico-demographic characteristics of 241 patients on clozapine were collected through a retrospective chart review. The median (interquartile range, IQR) follow-up from illness...
Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study identified multiple SCZ associated genes and pathways, supporting the implication of nuclear acid methylation in the pathogenesis of SCZ.
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
In this study treatment with flupenthixol decanoate was associated with relatively low levels of hyperprolactinemia, likely owing to flupenthixol’s relatively atypical mode of action, as well as to the low doses u sed in our study. We found an inverse correlation between total PANSS scores and prolactin levels, which could support the suggested theory of prolactin having antipsychotic properties. Our study confirms the importance of gender on the prolactin raising effects of antipsychotic treatment.
Source: Metabolic Brain Disease - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The German version of DIALOG+ provides a feasible and promising approach to make routine meetings therapeutically effective. PMID: 31412369 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatrische Praxis - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Prax Source Type: research
To measure the serum levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) in deficit schizophrenia (DS), in order to examine the association between these t...
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Conclusion: the heterogeneity of auditory training techniques diversified the results. However, it seems there is a potential for recommending auditory training in the reviewed population.RESUMO Objetivo: identificar as abordagens de treinamento auditivo utilizadas na popula ção infantil com diagnósticos psiquiátricos, caracterizar os contextos de intervenção, protocolos e discernimento dos desfechos. Métodos: busca realizada em quatro bases de dados, utilizando as expressões fixas “ auditory training ” OR “ auditory rehabilitation ” e, quanto ...
Source: Revista CEFAC - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Abnormal functional connectivity is assumed to underlie neurocognitive deficits in patients with schizophrenia. As individuals with an ultra-high risk for psychosis have neurocognitive deficits that are mainly reflected in the alpha rhythm, the identification of neural networks is essential to our understanding of the disorder. We investigated the functional connectivity of the alpha rhythm during resting state EEG as a potential biomarker of clinical risk and schizophrenia and explored correlations between cognitive functioning and clinical symptoms. The participants included 28 patients with first-episode schizophrenia (...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusions. Patients suffering from schizophrenia can benefit from non-pharmacological interventions aimed at counteracting CMRF, improving either metabolic parameters, cardiovascular fitness or their health perception. Notwithstanding, in order to achieve long-term effects, future studies should comprise appropriate follow-up procedures.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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