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08 February 2011

Schizophrenia drugs spur brain tissue loss

The use of antipsychotic drugs to treat schizophrenia is associated with the loss of a small but measurable amount of brain tissue, a new study finds.

The use of anti-psychotic drugs to treat schizophrenia is associated with the loss of a small but measurable amount of brain tissue, a new study finds.

Illness severity and substance abuse had little or no association with brain tissue changes, according to the study, published in the  Archives of General Psychiatry.

Schizophrenia drugs and the brain

 
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