Negative symptoms of schizophrenia

Research Update

Anticholinergic-Associated Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia

Topics: Cognition | Negative symptoms of schizophrenia | Schizophrenia | Side Effects

REVIEW OF: Joshi YB et al, Am J Psychiatry 2021;178(9):838–847 STUDY TYPE: Cross-sectional study Schizophrenia is associated with impaired cognition. Medications with anticholinergic properties, including antipsychotics, benztropine (Cogentin), and antidepressants, can worsen this problem and may confer increased risk of dementia. What we don’t kn

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