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|Title:||Method of treatment for mental disorders|
|Abstract:||The invention relates to a medicament or a method for treating mental disorders, in detail, ADHD comprising lurasidone, or a combination of lurasidone and a D.sub.4 receptor agonist.|
|Inventor(s):||Ikeda; Kazuhito (Osaka, JP), Ishiyama; Takeo (Osaka, JP)|
|Assignee:||Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. (Osaka, JP)|
1. A method for improving attention function in schizophrenia and/or bipolar disorder which comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of lurasidone or
a pharmaceutically acceptable acid addition salt thereof as the sole active ingredient to a mammal in need thereof.
2. The method of claim 1 wherein the attention function is attention function in bipolar disorder.
3. The method of claim 1 wherein improving attention function is one or more selected from the group consisting of improving continuous concentration, improving rapid-reaction and improving visual/perceptual seeking.