Expert Q&A

Sex-Based Treatment of Schizophrenia

Topics: Estrogen | Female Issues in Psychiatry | Gender | Hormone Replacement Therapy | HRT | Oral Contraceptives | Osteporosis | Post-menopausal | Prolactin | Raloxifene | SERM (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator) | Women’s Issues in Psychiatry

CHPR: Dr. Kulkarni, you’ve written about sex-based differences in symptoms and prognosis of schizophrenia. What are some of these differences? Dr. Kulkarni: Compared to men, women with schizophrenia experience a more benign course of illness, including fewer psychiatric relapses and hospitalizations. They are more likely to be employed and married an

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Research Update

Hyperprolactinemia: Effective Treatment With Aripiprazole

Topics: Aripiprazole | Prolactin

Review of: Zheng W et al, General Psychiatry 2019;32(5):e100091 Antipsychotic-induced hyperprolactinemia is a common adverse reaction contributing to treatment non-adherence. Male patients are embarrassed by the resulting breast enlargement, and female patients experience amenorrhea, infertility, and reduced bone density. We can bring prolactin level

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