Schizophrenia and Niacin

Two weeks ago we did a broadcast on schizophrenia and food intolerances.  We had a lot of feedback on this video as well as questions regarding niacin and this disorder.  In today’s broadcast we will explore this relationship in greater detail.

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1.Niacin Skin Sensitivity Is Increased in Adolescents at Ultra-High Risk for Psychosis.
Berger GE, Smesny S, Schäfer MR, Milleit B, Langbein K, Hipler UC, Milleit C, Klier CM, Schlögelhofer M, Holub M, Holzer I, Berk M, McGorry PD, Sauer H, Amminger GP.
PLoS One. 2016 Feb 19;11(2):e0148429. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148429. eCollection 2016.
PMID: 26894921 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
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2.Prevalence and Specificity of the Abnormal Niacin Response: A Potential Endophenotype Marker in Schizophrenia.
Yao JK, Dougherty GG Jr, Gautier CH, Haas GL, Condray R, Kasckow JW, Kisslinger BL, Gurklis JA, Messamore E.
Schizophr Bull. 2016 Mar;42(2):369-76. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbv130. Epub 2015 Sep 14.
PMID: 26371338 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
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3.Cognition and autonomic function in schizophrenia: inferior cognitive test performance in electrodermal and niacin skin flush non-responders.
Nilsson BM, Holm G, Hultman CM, Ekselius L.
Eur Psychiatry. 2015 Jan;30(1):8-13. doi: 10.1016/j.eurpsy.2014.06.004. Epub 2014 Aug 29.
PMID: 25169443 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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4.Niacin-respondent subset of schizophrenia – a therapeutic review.
Xu XJ, Jiang GS.
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2015;19(6):988-97. Review.
PMID: 25855923 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article
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