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This study is a 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of L-methylfolate 15 mg/d supplementation in schizophrenia patients with mild or greater negative symptoms. L-methylfolate, a prescription medical food, is the activated form of folate required for conversion of homocysteine to methionine and hence is the optimal form of folate for supplementation, since it eliminates the need for activation by MTHFR. The purpose of this study is to examine the change in plasma L-methylfolate concentrations following a three-month trial of L-methylfolate 15 mg/d compared to placebo.
Blood levels of L-methylfolate and biological activity will be evaluated by examining changes in plasma homocysteine concentrations, serum methionine concentrations and changes in brain activation as measured by fMRI.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Schizophrenia Program at Freedom Trail Clinic
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:04-0400
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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.
An effect usually, but not necessarily, beneficial that is attributable to an expectation that the regimen will have an effect, i.e., the effect is due to the power of suggestion.
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