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FDA Approves INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) for the Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia

... for the acute and maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in adults. It is the first once-monthly, ... percent of the world's population suffers from schizophrenia - a brain disorder that impairs a person's ... Unfortunately, 80 percent of patients with schizophrenia experience at least one relapse within five years ...

INVEGA(R) Approved as the First and Only Treatment for Schizoaffective Disorder

... Differentiating schizoaffective disorder from schizophrenia or a mood disorder can be difficult. Patients ... for the acute and maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in the U.S. and for the treatment of schizophrenia in the E.U. INVEGA(R) is now the only medication ...

Zucker Hillside Researchers to Receive Large Federal Grant to Test for the Early Treatment of Schizophrenia

... People with schizophrenia have long received an inconsistent mix of ... the interventions will reduce future episodes of schizophrenia and help young people get their brains and lives ... NY (Vocus) July 21, 2009 -- People with schizophrenia have long received an inconsistent mix of ...

Columbia leads national effort to develop early intervention for schizophrenia

... that early treatment can alter the course of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders by dramatically ... Institute; and director, Lieber Center for schizophrenia Research. "This is a unique and historic ... Answers to Fundamental Research Questions in schizophrenia are Still Emerging The goal of RAISE is to ...

Major NIMH research project to test approaches to altering the course of schizophrenia

... The Recovery After an Initial schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) project is being funded by NIMH ... time, can make it possible for more people with schizophrenia to return successfully to work and school," said ... various psychosocial interventions, people with schizophrenia often do not receive treatment until the disease ...

Study Shows a Link Between Schizophrenia & Genetic Mutations

... ANGELES, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A link between schizophrenia and ultra-rare variants in microRNA genes on the ... preventive or therapeutic implications. schizophrenia is a common and devastating brain disease, often ... with the aggregate cost of a serious cancer. schizophrenia affects people of all races, ethnic groups, and ...

Schizophrenia Drug Got Bad Rap

... MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of schizophrenia patients worldwide may have died because of ... looked at the cause of death in about 67,000 schizophrenia patients in Finland between 1996 and 2006. They ... difference in life expectancy from age 20 between schizophrenia patients and the general population did not widen ...

International Collaboration led by Dr. Pablo V. Gejman,Researcher At NorthShore University HealthSystem's Research Institute, Finds Genetic Association of Schizophrenia to Chromosome 6p Variant

... association studies (GWAS) of schizophrenia. schizophrenia is an elusive and severe psychiatric disorder ... up to 70 million people worldwide. The causes of schizophrenia remain largely unknown and there is no cure, ... a better understanding of the pathways leading to schizophrenia to enable development of better treatments. ...

Possible Gene Regions for Schizophrenia Located

... in schizophrenia, say scientists who found that schizophrenia patients have genetic variations on a section of ... studies that included 27,000 people -- 8,000 with schizophrenia and 19,000 people without the disease. The ... largest genetic differences between people with schizophrenia and those without the disease were found on ...

Schizophrenia Linked to Higher Risk of Dying From Cancer

... of Reims in France found that people with schizophrenia die from cancer at four times the rate of the ... in part because of the high suicide rate. schizophrenia is a chronic condition often characterized by ... National Institute of Mental Health has more on schizophrenia . -- Peter ...

Study finds cancer is the second most frequent cause of death in individuals with schizophrenia

... People with schizophrenia die from cancer four times as often as people in ... detection in patients with schizophrenia. schizophrenia is associated with an increased incidence of ... account for the shortened life expectancy seen in schizophrenia patients. Some studies have indicated that cancer ...

Favorable Vote From FDA Advisory Committee on SEROQUEL Pediatric Supplemental New Drug Applications

... tablets proposed for the acute treatment of schizophrenia in adolescents (13-17 years of age), and the ... shown to be effective for the treatment of schizophrenia in pediatric patients ages 13-17? ... to be acceptably safe for the treatment of schizophrenia in pediatric patients ages 13-17? ...

FDA Panel OKs Newer Antipsychotics for Children

... antipsychotic drugs, be approved to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in children aged 13 to 17. ... "off-label" by many doctors for years to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in children ages 10 to 17, ... of treatment for children and adolescents with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder." In any case, drugs ...

FDA Panel OKs Antipsychotic Seroquel for Children

... powerful antipsychotic drug, be approved to treat schizophrenia in children. A ruling on Seroquel's use for ... "off-label" by many doctors for years to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in children ages 10 to 17, ... of treatment for children and adolescents with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder." In any case, drugs ...

FDA Panel Mulls Newer Antipsychotics for Kids

... prescribed "off-label" by many doctors to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in children ages 10 to 17, ... to help children and adolescents who suffer from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, including the medications ... FDA to let it market Seroquel to adolescents with schizophrenia and bipolar mania, also called manic depressive ...

A Little Bit of Leg Work Goes a Long Way for Travel Advantage Network and Mental Health Charity

... to support the National Alliance for Research on schizophrenia and Depression . In fact, they did two-and-a-half ... . ABOUT NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR RESEARCH ON schizophrenia AND DEPRESSION - NARSAD is a private, ... psychiatric brain and behavior disorders, such as schizophrenia and depression. Contact: Sherry ...

Schering-Plough Announces European Filing of SYCREST(R) (asenapine) for the Treatment of Schizophrenia and Bipolar I Disorder

... sublingual tablets for the treatment of schizophrenia and manic episodes associated with bipolar I ... program involving more than 3,000 patients in schizophrenia and bipolar mania trials. "We highlighted ... Administration (FDA) for the acute treatment of schizophrenia in adults and for the acute treatment of manic or ...

Schizophrenia does not increase risk of violent crime

... violent crime in over 8,000 people diagnosed with schizophrenia between 1973 and 2006, and a control group of ... of Sweden. Twenty-eight per cent of those with schizophrenia and co-occurring substance abuse were convicted ... crime, compared to eight per cent of those with schizophrenia and no substance abuse, and five per cent of the ...

New Data Demonstrate RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) (Risperidone) Long-Acting Treatment May Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Hospitalizations in Patients with Schizophrenia

... SAN FRANCISCO, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- schizophrenia is one of the most disabling diseases,(1) and ... at the meeting suggested that patients with schizophrenia in the Veterans Affairs (VA) system who also ... This analysis identified all VA patients with schizophrenia who began RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) between October ...

Olanzapine Long-Acting Injection (LAI) Efficacy and Safety Data Presented at American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

... injection (LAI) in the treatment of adults with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. Olanzapine LAI is an ... open-label study (HGKB), showed that adults with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder treated with ... of medication plays a major role in schizophrenia relapse," said Holland Detke, Ph.D., clinical ...

FDA Grants Approval for Use of RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) as Both a Monotherapy and Adjunctive Therapy in the Maintenance Treatment of Bipolar I Disorder

... agent indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia and is now the first and only long-acting ... therapy available for the treatment of schizophrenia and Bipolar I Disorder. Visit ... the most common side effects in the treatment of schizophrenia were headache, tremors, dizziness, restlessness, ...

MCG participating in national study to identify genetic variants in schizophrenia

... study examining the genes of 10,000 patients with schizophrenia and 10,000 healthy individuals in an effort to ... challenges as well," said Dr. Peter F. Buckley, a schizophrenia expert and chair of the Department of Psychiatry ... moves us closer to unraveling the genetics of schizophrenia and, ultimately, that enables us to do a better ...

The Soloist: A Call to Action

... movie will help humanize people who live with schizophrenia and are homeless," said NAMI executive director ... to translate new awareness into action." schizophrenia is a mental illness that affects about 2 million ... Watch The Soloist trailer Test their schizophrenia knowledge Listen to Dr. Ken Duckworth, ...

FDA Advisory Committee Recommendation on SEROQUEL XR Supplemental New Drug Applications

... 2007 for the acute and maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in adult patients and in October 2008 for the ... of SEROQUEL XR vs. placebo in clinical trials for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder were somnolence (25%-52% vs. ... of SEROQUEL vs. placebo in clinical trials for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder were somnolence (18%-57% vs. ...

Controlling our brain's perception of emotional events

... this area is what lies beneath such conditions as schizophrenia and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In ... observed in psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and PTSD." Laviolette is a professor in the ... Biology and a National Alliance for Research on schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Young Investigator. ...

Gene Variant Tied to Schizophrenia

... spotted a gene variant that may raise the risk of schizophrenia in some people, a finding that may lead to new ... is required, Brzustowicz said. She noted that schizophrenia is not a single-gene disorder and there are ... of the altered gene is higher among people with schizophrenia than in the general population. For example, 55 ...

FDA Advisory Committee Recommendation on SEROQUEL XR Supplemental New Drug Applications

... 2007 for the acute and maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in adult patients and in October 2008 for the ... of SEROQUEL XR vs. placebo in clinical trials for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder were somnolence (25%-52% vs. ... of SEROQUEL vs. placebo in clinical trials for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder were somnolence (18%-57% vs. ...

Hollow mask illusion fails to fool schizophrenia patients

... Patients with schizophrenia are able to correctly see through an illusion ... The latest study confirms that patients with schizophrenia are not fooled by the 'hollow mask' illusion, and ... in the UK, suggests that patients with schizophrenia rely considerably less on top-down processing ...

Study Suggests Treatment with Paliperidone ER Significantly Improves Symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder

... today at the 12th International Congress on schizophrenia Research (ICOSR) in San Diego, Calif.(1) The ... condition, which encompasses the symptoms of both schizophrenia and a major mood disorder. Patients with ... disorder can be difficult to distinguish from schizophrenia or bipolar disorder because the symptoms are ...

EnVivo and Mitsubishi Tanabe Enter License Agreement on EVP-6124 in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Other Asian Countries

... results of its clinical bio-marker study in schizophrenia patients in which EVP-6124 showed a significant ... and its commitment in Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia makes MTPC an ideal partner for EVP-6124 in the ... of a new and valuable therapy to Alzheimer's and schizophrenia patients in the MTPC territory." ...

Schizophrenia linked to signaling problems in new brain study

... schizophrenia could be caused by faulty signalling in the ... 49 genes that work differently in the brains of schizophrenia patients compared to controls. Many of these ... to each other are involved in the disease. schizophrenia is thought to affect around one in 100 people. ...

Sexual health promotion is low among people with serious mental illnesses, despite higher risk

... increased HIV risks faced by service users with schizophrenia was also a particular concern, as studies have ... Knowledge about HIV/AIDS among people with schizophrenia 92% were unaware that people with schizophrenia were more likely to have HIV than the general ...

New Research Study in Houston, Texas Seeks Improved Quality of Life for People in the Future with Schizophrenia

... a way of life, virtually every day. People with schizophrenia struggle to concentrate, remember and learn. ... daily life is made easier when individuals with schizophrenia maintain a stable regimen of medication - even ... care. Despite the challenges, most people with schizophrenia and their caregivers are searching for a better ...

Genome Study Points to New Culprit for Schizophrenia

... She and her colleagues analyzed the genomes of schizophrenia patients and healthy people for SNPs and copy ... will have to sequence the entire genome of each schizophrenia patient," Need said. "That is a tremendous amount ... Mental Health America has more about schizophrenia . -- Robert ...

Johns Hopkins researchers discover new schizophrenia gene

... of Medicine are one gene closer to understanding schizophrenia and related disorders. Reporting in the Jan. 9 ... much more to do, but we're making progress." schizophrenia is a varied condition with a number of symptoms ... genetic samples from more than 450 people with schizophrenia and their parents as well as unrelated ...

Altered brain activity in schizophrenia may cause exaggerated focus on self

... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- schizophrenia may blur the boundary between internal and ... study has found. The traditional view of schizophrenia is that the disturbed thoughts, perceptions and ... of the National Academy of Sciences , found that schizophrenia also involves an excess of connectivity between ...

People With Schizophrenia Say Bias Is Part of Their Lives

... Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- People with schizophrenia often expect to be discriminated against, and ... The study, which included 732 people with schizophrenia in the United States and 26 other countries, ... Mental Health America has more about schizophrenia . -- Robert ...

Common Genes Link Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia

... Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia appear to share common genetic causes, a new, ... higher risk of developing bipolar disorder or schizophrenia during their lives, compared to the general ... mother had a 3.6 times greater chance of having schizophrenia and a 4.5 times greater risk of bipolar disorder. ...

Pivotal Emory study focuses on teens at risk for psychosis

... consequences. Most people diagnosed with schizophrenia are unable to hold a job or live independently ... depression and anxiety disorders. "Because schizophrenia is severely debilitating, usually chronic and ... Critical for Teens The typical onset of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders is about 21 years ...

Anti-inflammatory medications may become a treatment for schizophrenia

... of the structural and neurochemical features of schizophrenia are present long before the full syndrome of schizophrenia develops. What processes tip the balance between ... in patients who had carried the diagnosis of schizophrenia for five years or less. PBR is a molecular ...
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