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Goff DC, Midha KK, Sarid-Segal O, Hubbard JW, Amico E. A placebo-controlled trial of fluoxetine added to neuroleptic in patients with schizophrenia. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 1995;117(4):417-23.
Following a 2-week placebo lead-in, schizophrenic patients were randomly assigned to fluoxetine 20 mg/day or placebo added to depot neuroleptic for a 6-week, double blind trial. All patients had received a stable dose of depot neuroleptic for at least 6 months and did not meet criteria for depression. Serum samples were obtained at baseline and at weeks 4 and 6. Scores on the negative symptom subscale of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) were significantly lower at week 6, controlling for baseline...
Gold R, Lenox RH. Is there a rationale for iron supplementation in the treatment of akathisia? A review of the evidence. J Clin Psychiatry. 1995;56(10):476-83.
BACKGROUND: An association found between akathisia and iron deficiency led to the suggestion that iron supplementation might be a useful therapeutic intervention for patients with akathisia. There is, however, a body of literature on the abnormal deposition of iron in the brain in several degenerative diseases like Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease. Given the ability of neuroleptics to chelate iron and promote its deposition in the brain, we questioned...
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