L-Arginine Add-On Treatment for Schizophrenia: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study


KOÇYİĞİT Y., Yoca G. , KARAHAN S. , AYHAN Y. , YAZICI M. K.

TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI, cilt.29, sa.3, 2018 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5080/u22702
  • Dergi Adı: TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI

Özet

Introduction: Current drug treatments for schizophrenia are only partially effective and combination/augmentation strategies are commonly used. Nitric Oxide (NO) may play a role in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. L-arginine is the precursor of NO. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether L-arginine add-on to current medication might improve positive, negative, and depressive symptoms in schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder patients in partial remission.