Schizophrenia with Adjunctive Treatment for Teen’s
$50 per completed visit
Study Specific Details:
- NaBen vs Placebo as adjunctive treatment with current antipsychotic.
- 7 visits over an 8 week period.
- Fasting required (at least 8 hours) for screening visit.
- Participants are reimbursed $50 for their time and travel at the end of each completed visit.
- Any male or female between 12-17 of age.
- DSM-IV or 5 diagnosis of schizophrenia based on the MINI.
- Are clinically stable with residual symptoms, defined as a total score of greater or equal to 60 of PANSS and a score of great or equal to 40 for SANS.
- Stable on current antipsychotic for 8 weeks prior to baseline and expected to remain unchanged during the study.
- Depot or long acting antipsychotics need to be unchanged accordingly: 6 months - Olanzapine pamoate monohydrate (Zypadhera). 10 months - Invega, Paliperidone (Xeplion) and Aripiprazole (Maintena). At least 6 times duration of the reported half life of minimum of 4 months of other depot or long-acting anti-psychotics.
- Diagnosis of mental retardation, dissociative disorder, bipolar disorder, MDD, schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform, autistic disorder, or primary-induced psychotic disorder.
- Other comorbid disorders are allowed as long as Schizophrenia is primary and the comorbid disorder(s) does not require medication.
- Resistant to 2 different antipsychotics of adequate dose.
- History of epilepsy, head trauma, or neurological illness other than Tourette's.
- Use of depot antipsychotics in the past 6 months.
- BMI > 35
- Current substance abuse or positive urine illicit drug screening or history of substance dependence, including alcohol, in the past 3 months of screening.
- History of allergic reaction to sodium benzoate
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