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Fascinating @JAMANetworkOpen article on #schizophrenia treatments .. limits of #pharmacotherapy and benefits of added #psychosocial treatments. Here’s a snippet with eye towards how this relates to treating other mental health conditions. 1/4 @division_55
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/…
“Among responders (to meds), some are able to function independently, others remain disabled despite control of their psychotic symptoms...residual disability attributed to negative symptoms and cognitive deficits, which are less responsive than psychosis to drug treatments.” 2/4
“persistence of disability and ↘️ quality of life, poor medication adherence necessitated delivery of evidence-based psychosocial services, including CBT; family psychoeducation; social skills training; assertive community treatment; and assistance w/work, education, housing” 3/4
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"A rational approach to #eCigarettes - challenging ERS policy on #TobaccoHarmReduction."
John Britton, Jacob George, .@LindaBauld, .@LeicesterLungs / Sanjay Agrawal, John Moxham, .@DeborahArnott, Ann McNeill, Nicholas Hopkinson
#EuropenRespiratoryJournal
erj.ersjournals.com/content/early/… Key messages for a rational approach to vaping and e-cigarettes
1) People #smoke #tobacco because of #nicotine addiction, but the major harms come not from the nicotine but from toxic substances in the smoke.
2) #Pharmacotherapy (e.g. dual #NRT or #varenicline) combined with psychological support should be made available to all #smokers to help them to quit and should be considered as the first line approach.
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