Serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder carry heavy healthcare and economic burdens.
Schizophrenia is a severe, chronic disorder that affects up to 2 million people in the U.S.
Individuals with Schizophrenia Have a High Burden of Illness
Over half of patients with schizophrenia experience overlapping behavioral and/or mental health disorders.
Current Treatment Options
For over 60 years, the basis of pharmacologic therapy for serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, has not changed.
Typical (first-generation) antipsychotics:
Atypical (second-generation) antipsychotics: