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Effectiveness of antipsychotic drugs in patients with chronic schizophrenia.
TLDR
Olanzapine was the most effective in terms of the rates of discontinuation, and the efficacy of the conventional antipsychotic agent perphenazine appeared similar to that of quetiapine, risperidone, and ziprasidone.
A national study of violent behavior in persons with schizophrenia.
TLDR
To examine the prevalence and correlates of violence among schizophrenia patients living in the community by developing multivariable statistical models to assess the net effects of psychotic symptoms and other risk factors for minor and serious violence, a large number of patients diagnosed as having schizophrenia were enrolled.
The prevalence and correlates of untreated serious mental illness.
TLDR
To identify the number of people in the United States with untreated serious mental illness (SMI) and the reasons for their lack of treatment, the National Comorbidity Survey is used, cross-sectional, nationally representative household survey.
Consensus criteria for traumatic grief. A preliminary empirical test.
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Preliminary analyses suggest the consensus criteria for traumatic grief have satisfactory operating characteristics, and point to directions for further refinement of the criteria set.
Effectiveness of clozapine versus olanzapine, quetiapine, and risperidone in patients with chronic schizophrenia who did not respond to prior atypical antipsychotic treatment.
TLDR
For patients with schizophrenia who prospectively failed to improve with an atypical antipsychotic, clozapine was more effective than switching to another newer atypicals antipsychotics.
Trauma, Change in Strength of Religious Faith, and Mental Health Service Use Among Veterans Treated for PTSD
TLDR
It is concluded that veterans’ pursuit of mental health services appears to be driven more by their guilt and the weakening of their religious faith than by the severity of their PTSD symptoms or their deficits in social functioning.
Neurocognitive effects of antipsychotic medications in patients with chronic schizophrenia in the CATIE Trial.
TLDR
After 2 months of antipsychotic treatment, all groups had a small but significant improvement in neurocognition, and after 18 months of treatment, neurocognitive improvement was greater in the perphenazine group than in the olanzapine and risperidone groups.
Mental disorders and use of cardiovascular procedures after myocardial infarction.
TLDR
Individuals with comorbid mental disorders were substantially less likely to undergo coronary revascularization procedures than those without mental disorders.
Effectiveness of olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone, and ziprasidone in patients with chronic schizophrenia following discontinuation of a previous atypical antipsychotic.
TLDR
Among this group of patients with chronic schizophrenia who had just discontinued treatment with an atypical antipsychotic, risperidone and olanzapine were more effective than quetiapine and ziprasidone as reflected by longer time until discontinuation for any reason.
Association of diabetes mellitus with use of atypical neuroleptics in the treatment of schizophrenia.
TLDR
In this large group of patients with schizophrenia, receipt of a prescription for atypical neuroleptics was significantly associated with diabetes mellitus, and the prevalence of diabetes was significantly increased for patients who received clozapine, olanzapines, and quetiapins, but not risperidone.
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