A Shot for Schizophrenia

After a new FDA approval, patients who face
schizophrenia may not have to take their medication every day to stay healthy. I’m Shelby Cullinan
with your latest health news. Patients can take Aristada, a newly approved,
long-acting injection to treat adults with schizophrenia. This drug is injected into
the muscle of the arm or buttocks every four to six weeks by a medical professional. According
to the FDA, schizophrenia affects around 1 percent of US patients. It’s a mental disorder
with symptoms like paranoia, social withdrawal and hallucinations. In a 12-week study of
622 schizophrenia patients, Aristada appeared more beneficial than placebo. Speak to your
doctor about the right treatment for you.

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