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  1. Schizophrenia Linked to Early Death

    June 22, 2009 -- The mortality rate among schizophrenics is four times higher than in the general population, with suicide being the No. 1 cause of death, followed by cancer, according to a new study. Deaths from cancer among women with schizophrenia were twice that of the general population, based

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  2. Newer Antipsychotics No Better in Kids

    Sept. 15, 2008 -- Widely prescribed, newer-generation antipsychotic drugs are no more effective for the treatment of schizophrenia in children and teens than older, cheaper drugs, a government-funded study shows. Under the direction of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), researchers comp

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  3. Hormone Therapy for Schizophrenia?

    Aug. 4, 2008 -- Schizophrenic women who get an estrogen patch along with their regular antipsychotic medications have fewer symptoms than women who get inactive placebo patches. The finding, from a four-week study of 102 women of childbearing age with schizophrenia, comes from Jayashri Kulkarni, MBB

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  4. Ginseng May Help Treat Schizophrenia

    May 8, 2008 (Washington) -- A form of Asian ginseng shows promise for relieving schizophrenia symptoms that are difficult to treat. In a small study, patients had fewer negative symptoms -- such as lack of motivation and a severe reduction in emotional expression known as "flat affect" -- when they

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  5. Monthly Shot Treats Schizophrenia

    May 6, 2008 (Washington) -- A new, once-a-month shot shows promise for the treatment of schizophrenia. The new drug is called paliperidone palmitate. It's an injectable form of the second-generation, or "atypical," antipsychotic medication Invega. A study pitting injectable paliperidone palmitate ag

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  6. Gene Mutation May Signal Schizophrenia

    March 28, 2008 -- New research points to what scientists say are genetic clues to very early signs of schizophrenia in children. Scientists say they've identified a host of genetic mutations that are far more common in people with schizophrenia than in healthy people. While the mutations are rare, t

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  7. FDA OKs Abilify for Teen Schizophrenia

    Nov. 6, 2007 -- The FDA has approved the atypical antipsychotic drug Abilify for the treatment of schizophrenia in teens aged 13-17. Atypical antipsychotic drugs are a newer type of antipsychotic drugs. It's only the second drug specifically approved to treat schizophrenia in teens. Last August, the

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  8. New Schizophrenia Drug Shows Promise

    Sept. 4, 2007 -- An experimental new drug may prove to be new way to treat schizophrenia, new research shows. A study published in the advance online edition of the journal Nature Medicine highlights the new schizophrenia drug, which doesn't have a catchy name yet. The drug, which is being developed

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  9. FDA OKs Risperdal for Kids and Teens

    Aug. 22, 2007 -- The FDA today approved the antipsychotic drug Risperdal to treat schizophrenia in teens and bipolar disorder in some youths. Specifically, Risperdal may be used to treat schizophrenia in adolescents aged 13-17 and for the short-term treatment of manic or mixed episodes of bipolar I

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  10. New DNA Clue for Schizophrenia

    March 21, 2007 -- Scientists say they have discovered a tiny chunk of DNA that may affect schizophrenia risk. The DNA chunk is located near two genes -- the CSF2RA and IL3RA genes -- that haven't been linked to schizophrenia before. The researchers who spotted the DNA chunk included Todd Lencz, PhD,

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