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Dawn I. Velligan, PhD

Dawn I. Velligan, PhD

Dr Velligan is Professor and Director of the Division of Schizophrenia and Related Disorders in the department of psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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These 3 steps can help you ensure that shared decision making is actually taking place.

Negative symptoms identified from the Negative Symptom Assessment and the behaviors that might be observed in each of 5 domains.

What signs are generally regarded as negative symptoms? What etiological factors contribute to a negative symptom presentation? How to treat these symptoms? Insights here.

Treatment of negative symptoms of schizophrenia -- eg, problems with motivation, social withdrawal, diminished affective responsiveness, speech, and movement -- is associated with a variety of improved functional outcomes and is a vital unmet clinical need.

There is growing evidence that individuals with bipolar affective disorder have cognitive impairments, even during periods of symptom remission.

New ways to address medication adherence problems in patients with schizophrenia offer the hope of better treatment outcomes. Two new and promising approaches for individuals with schizophrenia are the use of environmental supports and cognitive adaptation training and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

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