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Promising new approach helps curb early schizophrenia in teens, young adults


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Initially, it sounded different but then this part concerned me because of the mention of medication:

 

 

The program involves an intensive two-year course of socialization, family therapy, job and school assistance, and, in some cases, antipsychotic medication

I also find this exert interesting:

 

 

But some mental health experts, including those at the federal National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), say more research is needed before the treatment is implemented widely. They warn that there is a risk of exposing to antipsychotic drugs some young people who were never going to develop schizophrenia. Studies have shown that a majority of young people who experience early symptoms, including hearing voices or seeing shadows, never develop schizophrenia or related diseases

To read the rest, go to:

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/promising-new-approach-helps-curb-early-schizophrenia-in-teens-young-adults/2014/08/06/82609e74-fd77-11e3-b1f4-8e77c632c07b_story.html?hpid=z7

 

Drug cocktail 1995 - 2010
Started taper of Adderall, Wellbutrin XL, Remeron, and Doxepin in 2006
Finished taper on June 10, 2010

Temazepam on a PRN basis approximately twice a month - 2014 to 2016

Beginning in 2017 - Consumption increased to about two times per week

April 2017 - Increased to taking it full time for insomnia

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