Addiction & Therapies (ISSN: XXXX-XXXX)

The effects of duloxetine augmentation on clozapine in the treatment of negative symptoms in treatment resistant schizophrenia
Authors: Ritvij M. Satodiya M.D, Nikhil J. Palekar M.D.

The negative symptoms of schizophrenia have always been a challenge in treatment. The intensity and chronicity of these symptoms has direct impact on the life quality and treatment response. Current psychopharmacological agents have not offered a satisfactory result in addressing the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. The clinicians struggle with the approaches that can be utilized to target the negative symptoms of schizophrenia as no well-defined evidence exist. We present a case of treatment resistant schizophrenia with negative symptoms that responded well with augmentation of Duloxetine to Clozapine treatment.

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