UTI Screening, Monitoring May Reduce Psychotic Symptoms

Megan Brooks

May 22, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO — Screening and monitoring for comorbid urinary tract infections (UTIs) may be helpful in improving psychotic symptoms in patients with psychosis or a history of psychotic disorders, new research shows.

A study conducted by investigators from Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta confirmed a previous finding by the same research group that there is a link between an increased prevalence of UTI and acute relapse of nonaffective psychosis. Furthermore, the researchers found that the association appears to extend to patients with affective psychosis

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