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Psychosis: How Does It Affect Tobacco Use, Nicotine Dependence, and Cessation?

Individuals with lifetime psychosis have a high prevalence of tobacco use, poly-tobacco use, making a quit attempt, and severe nicotine dependence. That adds up to an urgent need for tailored tobacco-cessation interventions for them.

Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia: The Dangers of Hearing Loss

Researchers conducted a secondary analysis to assess the role of hearing loss as a modifiable risk factor for disability in patients with schizophrenia.

First-Episode Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder: What’s the Best Approach?

Early intervention services—or treatment as usual—for people suffering from an initial episode of schizophrenia spectrum disorder? That was the question tackled by investigators in Copenhagen.

In Patients with Schizophrenia, Should Retinal Changes be Monitored?

Individuals with schizophrenia have reduced inner retinal thicknesses and altered retinovascular indices, which may be early evidence of future neurodegeneration.

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in Patients with Mental Illness

Investigators demonstrated that cash rewards for healthy lifestyle program participation by people with schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses can impact health and outcomes.
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In Psychiatric Conditions, Genetic Risk Factors Affect Diagnostic Trajectories

With a follow-up period of 13 years, this study found that genetic risk patterns were systematically and meaningfully associated with diagnostic trajectories of major depression, bipolar disorder, other nonaffective psychosis, and schizophrenia.