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OBJECTIVE A national cardiometabolic screening program for patients in a variety of public mental health facilities, group practices, and community behavioral health clinics was funded by Pfizer Inc. between 2005 and 2008. METHODS A one-day, voluntary metabolic health fair in the United States offered patients attending public mental health clinics free(More)
Cognition, negative symptoms, and depression are potential predictors of disability in schizophrenia. We present analyses of pooled data from four separate studies (all n>169; total n=821) that assessed differential aspects of disability and their potential determinants. We hypothesized that negative symptoms would predict social outcomes, but not(More)
OBJECTIVE We examine data from short-term placebo-controlled and comparator-controlled clinical trials of ziprasidone in schizophrenia to confirm the predictive capacity of early symptom changes for response. We pose the question of how early is too early to consider "stay or switch" and evaluate the predictive capability of a clinical measure in this(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the degree to which a proxy measure of remission in schizophrenia correlates with the criteria identified by the Remission in Schizophrenia Working Group, and how well early treatment response to ziprasidone predicts remission. METHODS Data from 10 ziprasidone studies were analyzed to determine rates of remission achieved with(More)
Schizophrenia is a complex, heterogeneous, multidimensional disorder within which negative symptoms are a significant and disabling feature. Whilst there is no established treatment for these symptoms, some pharmacological and psychosocial interventions have shown promise and this is an active area of research. Despite the effort to identify effective(More)
BACKGROUND The Management of Schizophrenia in Clinical Practice (MOSAIC), a disease-based registry of schizophrenia, was initiated in December 2012 to address important gaps in our understanding of the impact and burden of schizophrenia and to provide insight into the current status of schizophrenia care in the US. Recruitment began in December 2012 with(More)
BACKGROUND Schizophrenia is a debilitating disorder that often requires the affected individual to receive part- or full-time care from a caregiver. AIMS The purpose of this study was to examine the humanistic and economic burden of caring for an individual with Schizophrenia with regard to the measures of quality of life (QoL), work productivity,(More)
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