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People living with schizophrenia and other psychosis spectrum disorders are too often misunderstood or ignored, and current treatments are outdated and can cause significant side effects. On November 2, 2022, the schizophrenia community finally had the spotlight, as those living with the condition and their family members shared their treatment needs and concerns with drug developers and FDA staff.
The Externally-Led Patient Focused Drug Development (PFDD) meeting – “Reimagine Schizophrenia: Transforming How We Are Treated, Function and Thrive” – offered the chance to make what matters to those living with the neurobiological brain disease a higher priority in drug development and the FDA review process.
The meeting was co-hosted by the Schizophrenia & Psychosis Action Alliance, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Mental Health America, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.