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, vol.29, no.3, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5080/u22702
  • Title of Journal : TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI

Abstract

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.