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  1. Schizophrenia, Bipolar May Share Cause

    Sept. 4, 2003 -- New research offers compelling evidence that the mental illnesses schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have a common genetic cause. The findings could eventually lead to better treatments for these and other diseases of the brain, researchers say. The researchers used newly available,

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  2. Schizophrenia Patients Often Forget Drugs

    Aug. 13, 2003 -- Schizophrenia medication can change a person's life, but getting people with schizophrenia to stick to their medication can be a challenge. A new study shows the problem is not with medication; it's with the person's ability to remember when to take it. People with schizophrenia are

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  3. Schizophrenia Drugs Linked to Diabetes

    June 3, 2003 -- Newer schizophrenia medications have largely taken care of the nerve and muscle side effects associated with older drugs. But evidence is now mounting that some of these newer medications boost blood sugar levels and may lead to diabetes. "It's really a substitution of one side effec

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  4. Schizophrenia Drugs: Is Newer Better?

    May 8, 2003 -- Newer schizophrenia drugs reported to cause fewer side effects may not live up to their reputation, suggests a new study. Researchers say they found little difference in nerve problems between newer and older schizophrenia drugs -- but not everyone agrees. The study does show the new

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  5. 2 Schizophrenia Drugs Square Off

    April 7, 2003 -- In a head-to-head comparison of two popular schizophrenia drugs, a new study shows that the most commonly used drug proved to be more effective. But one expert has concerns over Zyprexa's potential long-term side effects. The study, presented this week at the International Congress

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  6. Keys to Recovery from Schizophrenia

    Dec. 6, 2002 -- We saw it in the movie, A Beautiful Mind -- some people seem to recover from schizophrenia. Now specialists at UCLA have outlined what they say are factors that can aid virtually anyone in recovering from this often-misunderstood disorder. Schizophrenia is a severe brain disorder tha

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  7. Antipsychotics Boost Heart Attack Risk

    Nov. 8, 2002 -- Antipsychotic drugs often prescribed to treat schizophrenia can increase risk of heart attack and irregular heartbeat, reports a new study. "But the risk of these events is low, and the benefits of the therapy certainly outweighs the small risk," says researcher Sean Hennessy, PharmD

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  8. Antipsychotics Boost Heart Attack Risk.

    Nov. 8, 2002 -- Antipsychotic drugs often prescribed to treat schizophrenia can increase risk of heart attack and irregular heartbeat, reports a new study. "But the risk of these events is low, and the benefits of the therapy certainly outweighs the small risk," says researcher Sean Hennessy, PharmD

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  9. Implant Helps Schizophrenics Stay on Meds

    -->May 31, 2002 -- Getting a mentally unstable person to take his or her medications as directed is one of the biggest challenges in treating people with schizophrenia. But a new device may provide a solution. Researchers have developed an implant that can deliver a steady dose of medication directl

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  10. Butting Heads over 'A Beautiful Mind'

    -->March 15, 2002 -- Things are getting ugly in Hollywood over the facts behind the Oscar-nominated biopic A Beautiful Mind. Starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, the movie tells the life story of John Nash, a mathematical genius who suffered from schizophrenia for much of his life but who i

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