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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a disorder with positive (hallucinations and delusions) and negative (anhedonia and depression) symptoms alongside slight cognitive impairment, and some supplements are currently being investigated to aid in these symptoms.

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Summary of Schizophrenia

Scientific Information on Schizophrenia

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The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies to tell you what supplements affect Schizophrenia.

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Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Supplement Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-b - - See study
Note: we have not reviewed the individual studies ourselves and are simply reporting on this meta-analysis currently. A small amount of research is currently inconclusive for positive and negative symptoms.
grade-c - - See study
Insufficient evidence to support a role in schizophrenia.
grade-d - - See study
No apparent effect in general, though the study found a worsening of smooth-pursuit eye movement when taking tyrosine.