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2012-05-08 10:48:07

Antidepressive drugs reduce the mortality rate of schizophrenic patients, while treatment with bensodiazepines greatly increases it, especially as regards suicide. Giving several antipsychotics simultaneously, however, seems to have no effect at all. This according to a new study examining different drug combinations administered to patients with schizophrenia. "We weren't aware that the beneficial effects of antidepressives were so powerful," says Jari Tiihonen, professor of clinical...

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2009-07-13 13:10:00

A Finnish research study suggests that thousands of people with schizophrenia worldwide could have been saved if doctors had prescribed them the anti-psychotic drug clozapine, The Associated Press reported. Clozapine, which was introduced in the 1970s, was banned for a decade when studies showed that up to 2 percent of patients experienced agranulocytosis, a potentially fatal decline in white blood cells, while taking the drug. It was the first of a new generation of schizophrenia drugs,...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'