• Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders

    Clinical Update 2020: Antipsychotic Medications and Risk of Gestational Diabetes

    Given the number of younger women using atypical antipsychotic medications, there is an urgent need for more accurate data regarding the reproductive safety of these medications. One important question is whether these newer antipsychotic [...]

    In Brief: Women with Schizophrenia More Likely to Have Rapid Repeat Pregnancy

    Women who have a shorter interpregnancy interval, typically defined as less 12 months, experience higher rates of pregnancy complications. In addition there is accumulating dated to suggest that there are higher risks of neurodevelopmental problems, [...]

    Estrogen Receptor Modulator Raloxifene for Women with Schizophrenia

    Several years ago, we reviewed a paper suggesting that estrogen may have beneficial effects for women with schizophrenia.  In this study, women with schizophrenia were treated with estrogen in addition to their antipsychotic medications.  Adjunctive [...]

    In Brief: Yoga as Add-on Therapy for Psychosis in Women With Schizophrenia

    An increasing number of studies are using yoga as an adjunctive or primary treatment for a variety of psychiatric symptoms, most commonly depression, anxiety and sleep disturbance.  A new study, published online in Schizophrenia Research, [...]

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