Medical News Today: Common food preservative may help to treat schizophrenia

Medical News Today: Common food preservative may help to treat schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic, sometimes disabling mental disorder characterized by delusions, flat affect, agitated movements, and a difficulty in sustaining activities. Treatments include antipsychotic medication — such as brexpiprazole, clozapine, or risperidone — and psychosocial treatments. Studies have shown that "one fifth to one half of [people with schizophrenia] are classified as refractory to pharmacological treatment," meaning that they do not respond to antipsychotics. Researchers from China Medical University in Taiwan may now have found a way of boosting the effectiveness of certain drugs, which may help some people living with schizophrenia to respond better to treatment. The answer, says...

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