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    1. Schizophrenia Linked to Flu During Pregnancy

      Aug. 2, 2004 -- Babies whose mothers are exposed to the flu virus during pregnancy may face a higher risk of developing schizophrenia in later life, a new study suggests. Although many previous studies have linked prenatal exposure to influenza with adult schizophrenia, researchers say this is the f

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    2. Few Take Schizophrenia Drugs As Directed

      April 1, 2004 -- Less than half of the more than 2 million Americans living with schizophrenia are taking their antipsychotic medications as directed, a new study shows. Despite recent improvements in drugs available to treat the potentially devastating condition, researchers found that only 41% of

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    3. New Antipsychotics Drugs Aren't Created Equal

      March 1, 2004 -- Schizophrenia patients who fare poorly on the treatment they are on may show improvements in mental function by switching to the drug Geodon, according to the results of three studies sponsored by the drug's manufacturer. The studies included 270 schizophrenic people who either did

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    4. Lilly Warns of Zyprexa Risks Among Elderly

      Feb. 20, 2004 -- Drug manufacturer Eli Lilly and Co. is warning doctors that its drug Zyprexa may increase the risk of death and stroke when used by elderly patients with dementia. Zyprexa is currently approved by the FDA for use in treating schizophrenia and some forms of bipolar disorder. It has n

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    5. Gluten Intolerance Linked to Schizophrenia

      Feb. 20, 2004 -- Intriguing early research suggests that people with a genetic intolerance to gluten may also be at increased risk for schizophrenia. Investigators say the link, if proven, could lead to new treatment options for a small subset of schizophrenic people. Using a Danish health registry,

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    6. Careful Antipsychotic Drug Monitoring Urged

      Jan. 27, 2004 -- People who take antipsychotic drugs to treat a wide range of mental illnesses may suffer from potentially rapid weight gain that could put them at risk for diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease. Researchers say use of these drugs, known as second-generation antipsychotics, h

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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