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New Antipsychotic drug outperforms placebo in trials for Schizophrenia

Mental Health | Patients with an acute exacerbation of schizophrenia who received an investigational antipsychotic drug daily for 4 weeks had significantly greater improvement ....

....in the Positive and Negative Symptom Scale (PANSS) total score, compared with those who received placebo, according to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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Schizophrenia | improving with B vitamins

Does the use of B vitamins increase the outcomes for those with Schizophrenia?

Supplementation with L-methylfolate produced positive physiological changes and some symptom improvement in patients with schizophrenia, researchers found in a study published online in Molecular Psychiatry.

L-methylfolate is the fully reduced and bioactive form of folate.

B vitamins play an essential role in cellular metabolism, including transmethylation and oxidation/reduction reactions. Low blood levels of B vitamins are a relatively consistent finding in patients with schizophrenia.

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