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Antidepressant drugs have often been used as an augmentation strategy for those patients who have demonstrated a suboptimal response to clozapine. The present 16-week double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial study aimed to explore the efficacy and tolerability of duloxetine add-on pharmacotherapy on clinical symptomatology and executive cognitive(More)
This study investigated prolactin levels in two groups of children and adolescents receiving risperidone (N=29) or olanzapine (N=13). It focused not only on significant differences but also on effect sizes; took into account dose effects and gender differences; used a longitudinal design (months 1, 3, 6 and 12) that helped control for individual(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of adjunctive olanzapine in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) refractory to paroxetine. Twenty-one patients unresponsive to treatment with paroxetine, administered for at least 12 weeks at the dose of 60 mg/day, participated to a 12-week open-label, add-on trial with olanzapine (10(More)
The present 16-week double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial had the aim to explore the efficacy of lamotrigine add-on pharmacotherapy on clinical symptomatology and cognitive functioning in a sample of patients with treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) receiving serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs). After clinical and(More)
BACKGROUND Recent evidence indicates that atypical antipsychotics represent a promising option for the treatment of autistic disorder. In particular, risperidone appears to be effective in treating aggressiveness, hyperactivity, irritability, stereotypies, social withdrawal, and lack of interests. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate the(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the effect of topiramate on the steady-state plasma concentrations of the second-generation antipsychotics--clozapine, olanzapine, risperidone, and quetiapine--in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. METHODS Thirty-eight outpatients on long-term treatment with clozapine (250-500 mg/d, n = 10), olanzapine (10-20 mg/d,(More)
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