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A clinical study that will evalute how well SEP-363856 works and how safe it is in people with schizophrenia that switch to SEP-363856 from their current antisychotic medication. This study will accept both male and female participants, ages of 18 years to 65 years, with schizophrenia. The study will take place in approxmiately 24 study sites in North America. Particpants should expect to be in the study for up to 12 weeks.
The combination of the Integrated Psychological Therapy and Metacognitive Training in individuals with schizophrenia and treatment resistant schizophrenia. Is it effective and efficacious?
Immunological factors are assumed to be determinants for some psychiatric disorders, thus anti-inflammatory drugs may be helpful. However, studies on such treatments are scarce. An inflammatory modulating drug rituximab, cluster of differentiation antigen 20 antibodies (anti-CD20 antibodies), is a standard treatment for e.g. multiple sclerosis. The investigators aim to test rituximab in a randomised placebo-controlled double-blinded, add-on treatment trial in 104 participants (18-51 years) with schizophrenia spectrum disorder. Sampling from blood for analyses of inflammatory mediators are investigated at gene and protein levels and resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI) and lumbar puncture are optional. Biomarkers will be investigated in relation to treatment response.
Schizophrenia, bipolar and major depressive disorders collectively affect over 10 million people across the EU and are associated with annual healthcare and societal costs in excess of 100 billion Euros. When diagnosed with one of these disorders, patients are prescribed psychotropic medication such as antidepressants, mood stabilisers or antipsychotics. It is unknown whether this first-line treatment will be successful. After this first-line treatment fails, usually a second-line treatment is initiated, and when this is not successful either a third-line treatment is initiated. Third-line treatments are quite successful, especially when compared to second-line treatments. The research question is whether the third-line treatments (early-intensified treatments) would be more efficacious than the current second-line treatments (treatment as usual) for schizophrenia, bipolar and major depressive disorders. If this is indeed the case, this could lead to the prevention of unnecessary trials of ineffective treatments and adaptations of worldwide guidelines as well as a reduction of healthcare and societal costs.
Cross-sectional observational study of the relationship between speech patterns and psychiatric symptoms and disorders.
Longitudinal observational study of the relationship between speech patterns and clinical symptoms in schizophrenia spectrum disorders.
Negative symptoms and cognition decline are major challenges in clinical management of schizophrenia. Dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) has been highly involved in the mechanisms of negative symptoms and cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia. However, the effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) over left or bilateral DLPFC has not yet been well studied. The aim of this study is to describe how the effectiveness of rTMS over different targets for cognitive deficits and negative symptoms in schizophrenia will be evaluated. The study will provide evidence to determine whether a bilateral DLPFC rTMS and is more effective than a left DLPFC rTMS alone to optimize treatment protocol in schizophrenia.
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) can increase or decrease cortical excitability in patients with psychosis (such as schizophrenia). Here, we conducted an open clinical trial on 60 schizophrenics with auditory hallucinations. We searched for targets through magnetoencephalography and then intervened to prove that rTMS guided by magnetoencephalography is effective for auditory hallucinations.
In this randomized double-blind trial, the investigators aim to investigate whether online high definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS) over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) during a working memory task improves the severity of negative symptoms in schizophrenia patients with predominant negative symptoms.