Hypofunction of N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors has been proposed to have an important role in the cognitive impairments observed in schizophrenia. Although glutamate modulators may be effective in reversing such difficult-to-treat conditions, the results of individual studies thus far have been inconsistent. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine whether glutamate positive modulators have beneficial effects on cognitive functions in patients with schizophrenia.
Iwata Y, Nakajima S, Suzuki T, Keefe RS, Plitman E, Chung JK, Caravaggio F, Mimura M, Graff-Guerrero A, Uchida H. Effects of glutamate positive modulators on cognitive deficts in schizophrenia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of double-blind randomized controlled trials. Molecular Psychiatry, June 16, 2015 [epub ahead of print].