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Combination Treatment Shows Promise For Schizophrenia

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December 26, 2002
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Department Of Veterans Affairs
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Reporting in the January issue of the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center researchers and colleagues have found that combining the anticonvulsant drug divalproex with either olanzapine or risperidone-two commonly used antipsychotic drugs-significantly enhanced and hastened responses in patients suffering from acute psychotic episodes of schizophrenia.

PORTLAND, Oregon, December 20, 2002 -- Reporting in the January issue of the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center researchers and colleagues have found that combining the anticonvulsant drug divalproex with either olanzapine or risperidone-two commonly used antipsychotic drugs-significantly enhanced and hastened responses in patients suffering from acute psychotic episodes of schizophrenia.


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