LAI antipsychotics are often initiated late in adults with schizophrenia, despite evidence supporting early use. Experts discuss the barriers to initiating LAI treatment, as well as adherence, efficacy and safety data.
Balancing symptoms and side effects is difficult when treating patients with schizophrenia. New approaches to treatment and new therapies in the pipeline offer hope for this difficult-to-treat mental health disorder.
Negative symptoms contribute to poor functional outcomes in schizophrenia. Evaluating different symptom domains and understanding the disorder’s reward circuitry can help with intervention and patients’ leading more fulfilling lives.
Schizophrenia affects 1% of the world’s population largely during a patient’s most productive years. Multiple treatments are available, however many gaps to recovery exist. Learn from experts diagnostic criteria for and defining recovery in schizophrenia.
Predicting suicide is difficult, as suicidal behavior is not linked solely to any single behavior or psychiatric diagnosis. This study compared risk of suicidal behavior among a transdiagnostic sample of Veterans with varying disorders and behaviors.