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The aim of this study is to examine the effects of treatment with varenicline, a partial agonist at the α4β2 and full agonist at the α7 nicotine acetylcholine receptor, on cognitive impairments in people with schizophrenia. In all, 120 clinically stable people with schizophrenia participated in randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled 8-week trial.(More)
OBJECTIVE Hyperprolactinemia and associated side effects often occur with antipsychotics. The authors investigated the effect of adjunctive treatment with aripiprazole on hyperprolactinemia and psychopathology in patients with schizophrenia maintained with haloperidol. METHOD Fifty-six patients with hyperprolactinemia taking haloperidol were enrolled.(More)
OBJECTIVES Cognitive dysfunction is a core feature of schizophrenia; deficits often manifest prior to diagnosis and persist throughout the course of the illness. This study was performed to assess the difference in cognitive function and daily living skills between the early- and late-stage schizophrenia. METHODS Fifty-five clinically stable patients with(More)
We evaluated cortisol response to buspirone in extended abstinent alcoholic patients to determine 5-HT1A receptor sensitivity in alcoholism. Alcoholic patients were inpatients with an extended abstinent period of at least 3 months. Alcoholics had a significantly lower cortisol level than did the normal controls from 60 min through to 150 min after(More)
OBJECTIVE This study's aim was to develop and standardize a Korean version (SCoRS-K) of the Schizophrenia Cognition Rating Scale (SCoRS), which is used to evaluate the degree of cognitive dysfunction affecting the everyday functioning of people with schizophrenia. METHODS Eighty-four schizophrenia patients with stable symptoms who were receiving(More)
OBJECTIVES Smoking is more common among patients with schizophrenia than it is in the general population. Varenicline, a partial and full agonist at the α4β2 and α7 nicotine acetylcholine receptors, respectively, has been shown to be an effective anti-smoking treatment. This study examined the effects of varenicline treatment on smoking reduction in(More)
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