About schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder
Schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder are serious, long-term mental health conditions that can greatly impact a person’s life as well as the lives of their friends and family members.
These conditions may make it difficult to think clearly, manage emotions and function in daily activities.
Medications for schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder
The current therapies for schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder generally involve taking medication daily, which can be a hard schedule to maintain. Additionally, the only long-acting medicines for schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder currently require an injection. This is why the Starlyng-1 study is researching a once-weekly oral capsule in adults with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.
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If you or someone you know is suicidal or experiencing a mental health emergency, contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
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5 Goldstone, L.W. (2020). Unmet medical needs and other challenges in the treatment of patients with schizophrenia. The American Journal of Managed Care, 26(3). https://www.ajmc.com/view/unmet-medical-needs-and-other-challenges-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-schizophrenia-