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Flexible Doses of Niacin (Niaspan) as an Adjunct to Antipsychotic Medication in the Treatment of First Episode Psychosis

2014-07-24 14:10:28 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Cognitive deficits, including impairments in areas such as memory, attention, and executive function, are a major determinant and predictor of long-term disability in schizophrenia.

Individuals with cognitive impairment have poorer psychosocial outcomes, including work, social skills, and self care.

A major objective of the proposed research will be to extend previous findings of enhanced function and neuroprotective effects of niaspan administration in first episode psychosis patients.

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of niaspan as an adjunct to antipsychotic medication versus antipsychotic medication alone on cognitive, symptomatic and functional outcomes in the treatment of first episode psychosis patients.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Cognition

Intervention

Niaspan

Location

Capital District Health Authority, NS Early Psychosis Program
Halifax
Nova Scotia
Canada
B3H 2E2

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Capital District Health Authority, Canada

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:10:28-0400

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