acute schizophrenia


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a·cute schiz·o·phre·ni·a

a disorder in which the symptoms of schizophrenia occur abruptly; they may subside or become chronic.

acute schizophrenia

a disorder consisting of various degrees of psychosis, characterized by the sudden onset of personality disorganization. Symptoms include disturbances in thought, mood, and behavior. Positive symptoms include delusions, which may be bizarre in nature; hallucinations, especially auditory; disorganized speech; inappropriate affect; and disorganized behavior. Negative symptoms include flat affect, lack of volition, alogia, and anhedonia. Episodes appear suddenly in persons whose previous behavior has been relatively normal and are usually of short duration. Recurrent episodes are common, and in some instances a more chronic type of the disorder may develop. See also schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder.
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HBBM was intended to be the first of two clinical trials to support registration of the compound for monotherapy in acute schizophrenia.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Lurasidone, a novel antipsychotic agent, appears to be safe and effective in acute schizophrenia and at least as good as ziprasidone in stable outpatients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, according to conclusions of several phase I and phase III clinical trials.
Results: The clinical depression seen in acute schizophrenia and primary depression differed significantly from that seen in chronic schizophrenia.
Chris, 30, claims he suffered acute schizophrenia as a result of being hypnotised by McKenna at the Swan Theatre in his home town of High Wycombe, Bucking-hamshire, four years ago and is suing the star for pounds 250,000.
dba Pioneer Behavioral Health (Nasdaq:PIHC), a leading provider of inpatient, outpatient and online behavioral health services, announced today that its research unit, Pioneer Pharmaceutical Research, has won two new contracts with major pharmaceutical companies to conduct clinical research trials for treatment of bipolar disorder and acute schizophrenia.
The approval is based on acute schizophrenia trials in which SAPHRIS (5 mg twice daily) demonstrated statistically significant efficacy versus placebo and acute bipolar I disorder studies in which SAPHRIS (10 mg twice daily) demonstrated statistically significant reduction of bipolar mania symptoms versus placebo.
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The court heard he was suffering from acute schizophrenia at the time.
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Keith said, warning that intense treatments do not work with acute schizophrenia.
But he was transformed into a giggling, gibbering wreck suffering from acute schizophrenia - and is now suing the star for pounds 250,000.
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