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Case Reports in Psychiatry
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 7912083, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7912083
Case Report

Use of Aripiprazole Long Acting Injection in Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Groby Road, Leicester, Leicestershire LE3 9EJ, UK

Received 21 October 2015; Revised 9 January 2016; Accepted 18 January 2016

Academic Editor: Erik Jönsson

Copyright © 2016 Suneeta James et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Background. Evidence for the efficacious use of second-generation antipsychotics for the treatment of negative symptoms in schizophrenia is scant. Case Presentation. We report the case of a 34-year-old female of Afro-Caribbean origin, who presented with prominent negative symptoms of schizophrenia and was successfully treated with aripiprazole long acting injection. Within a period of six to nine months, the patient returned to her premorbid level of functioning. Conclusion. Aripiprazole long acting injection promises benefits in the treatment of negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Further research needs to be conducted on the use of this drug.