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Antipsychotics (APs) are the base of schizophrenia pharmacotherapy. There are large individual differences in effectiveness and adverse drug reactions (ADRs) of APs. There is an urgent need for a personalized approach to the therapy. Genetic factors are predisposed to patient's response to APs therapy. Pharmacogenetic studies of APs have examined a number of single nucleotide variants (SNVs), of which only a few were associated with therapeutic efficacy and ADRs development. However, only a limited number of these results have clinical applications in psychiatry. Nowadays, it seems promising to study SNVs of leptin system genes (LEP, LEPR) and neuropeptide Y (NRY). Studying the mechanisms of APs-induced weight growth will allow their transmission to a personalized approach. It will help psychiatrists in patients' selection for the APs therapy. This will increase safety and effectiveness of the therapy, improve the quality of life and adherence to therapy in patients with schizophrenia.

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V. S. Dobrodeeva
V.M. Bekhterev National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Neurology
Russian Federation

Vera S. Dobrodeeva

3. Bekhterev str., 192019, Saint-Petersburg, Tel.: +7 (812) 670-02-20 add (7814)

A. K. Abdyrahmanova
V.M. Bekhterev National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Neurology

Aiperi K. Abdyrahmanova

3. Bekhterev str., 192019, Saint-Petersburg

R. F. Nasyrova
V.M. Bekhterev National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Neurology
Russian Federation

Regina F. Nasyrova

3. Bekhterev str., 192019, Saint-Petersburg


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