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The etiology and pathogenesis of schizophrenia remains unclear. Immune dysfunction hypothesis for schizophrenia has attracted increasing attention of the researchers, substantial evidences suggested the levels of C-reaction protein and cytokine such as IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α markedly elevated in patients with schizophrenia which may be particularly relevant for the cognitive impairment and metabolic disturbance of schizophrenia. In recent years, it has been demonstrated the beneficial effects of berberine on regulating lipid and glucose metabolism, reducing the proinflammatory status and improving cognition. As the investigators known, the report of berberine being used in schizophrenia is rare. This protocol is aim to evaluate berberine, as an adjunctive therapy, on inflammatory markers, lipid and glucose metabolism, cognition in patients with schizophrenia.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Tianjin Anding Hospital
Tianjin Anding Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-10-19T02:38:21-0400
One double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial is designed to examine whether berberine added to current antipsychotic drugs could produce significantly greater efficacy in reducin...
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A group of related plant alkaloids that contain the BERBERINE heterocyclic ring structure.
A chronic form of schizophrenia characterized primarily by the presence of persecutory or grandiose delusions, often associated with hallucination.
A type of schizophrenia characterized by abnormality of motor behavior which may involve particular forms of stupor, rigidity, excitement or inappropriate posture.
An obsolete concept, historically used for childhood mental disorders thought to be a form of schizophrenia.
Misunderstanding among individuals, frequently research subjects, of scientific methods such as randomization and placebo controls.
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