The use of long-acting Aripiprazole in a multi-center, prospective, uncontrolled, open-label, cohort study in Germany: a report on global assessment of functioning and the WHO wellbeing index

In this non-interventional study, the functionality and well-being of patients with schizophrenia with aripiprazole once-monthly (AOM) was evaluated under real-life conditions in a naturalistic population.
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Platelet count and serotonin concentration did not prove to be of diagnostic value in differentiating patients and healthy individuals. However, illness duration in patients with schizophrenia may be associated with reduced concentrations of platelet serotonin. PMID: 32492767 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatry Investigation - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Investig Source Type: research
Authors: Pretus C, Bergé D, Guell X, Pérez V, Vilarroya Ó Abstract Negative symptoms in the motivational domain are strongly correlated with deficits in social and occupational functioning in schizophrenia. However, the neural substrates underlying these symptoms remain largely unknown. Twenty-eight adults with schizophrenia and twenty healthy volunteers underwent functional magnetic resonance while completing a lottery game designed to capture reward-related cognitive processes. Each trial demanded an initial investment of effort in form of key presses to increase the odds of winning. Brain ac...
Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
This study analyzes eight qualitative research studies published from 2000 to 2018 on the job experiences of people with schizophrenia to identify participants' job motivations, negative and positive experiences working with schizophrenia, and adaptations to gain social roles and values. We found that the core theme encompassing participants' experiences was the need for social support to facilitate reentry into society from the schizophrenic cave. These results could inform the development of targeted nursing interventions to provide social support and foster job adaptation for people with schizophrenia. PMID: 3249745...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research
This study aimed to compare the outcomes of a skill-based empowerment psychoeducational group and an inner-resource enhancing empowerment narrative therapy group for family caregivers of people with schizophrenia. We conducted a randomized controlled trial with a longitudinal design. The sample consisted of 132 family caregivers who were randomly assigned to eight sessions of the two groups (i.e. a narrative-based group, or a psychoeducational group), or a control group with delayed treatment. Psychometric scales were administrated throughout the project. Both the psychoeducational group and the narrative group showed sign...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research
Adjunctive treatment with the atypical antipsychotic pimavanserin is associated with marked improvement in patients with schizophrenia who have predominantly negative symptoms, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
Condition:   Schizophrenia Intervention:   Combination Product: Risperidone Sponsors:   Delpor, Inc.;   National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Schizophrenia;   Schizoaffective Disorder;   Schizophreniform Disorders Interventions:   Device: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation;   Device: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Intermittent Theta Burst Stimulation);   Device: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Sham) Sponsors:   Centre for Addiction and Mental Health;   The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research;   Maryland Psychiatric Research Centre;   National Institutes of Health ...
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Visual training and auditory training were'differentially efficient'at improving cognitive deficits and symptoms in a randomized trial of schizophrenia patients in Brazil.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To measure and correlate the degree of psychological well-being, quality of life, and dispositional hope in family caregivers of schizophrenic people. METHODS: Descriptive cross-sectional study conducted with 117 relatives of schizophrenic people. We applied a questionnaire of sociodemographic variables was applied, and the instruments World Health Organization 5-Item Well-Being (WHO-5), World Health Organization Quality of Life Abbreviated (WHOQOL-Bref), and Dispositional Hope Scale. We used The Kruskal Wallis, Jonckheere-Terpstra, and Spearman correlation tests at the level α
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Sofya Kulikova, a researcher at HSE University in Perm, is part of an international research team that has discovered potential mechanisms that explain the sleep spindle deficit in electroencephalograms (EEG) of people with schizophrenia. The article was published in the Schizophrenia Research on June 5.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
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