Schizophrenia | Current Treatment | US | 2016

Schizophrenia is a chronic and disabling psychiatric condition that affects approximately 1.8 million Americans. Patients with schizophrenia can present with a range of symptoms that are categorized into one of the three symptom domains: positive symptoms (e.g., hallucination, psychosis), negative symptoms (e.g., social withdrawal, apathy, anhedonia), and CIAS (e.g., loss of verbal fluency, memory, attention). Even though schizophrenia is a highly drug-treated indication, treatment is extremely individualized due to patients’ variable response to approved antipsychotic therapies. The Current Treatment Overview summarizes how psychiatrists presently treat schizophrenia across the G7 markets, while the detailed analysis examines U.S. psychiatrists’ current treatment practices and the motivations behind their prescribing decisions.

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