Center for Addiction Medicine

Fixed Dose Intervention Trial of New England Enhancing Survival in SMI Patients (FITNESS)

This project proposes to conduct an open-label, four-site randomized controlled trial of a fixed-dose, combination of drugs versus usual treatment for the prevention of cardiovascular disease among patients receiving second-generation antipsychotic drugs for severe mental illness. The trial assesses the effectiveness of an initial treatment strategy using moderate doses of HMG-Co A reductase inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers which have proven efficacy and safety. We will test this treatment strategy within mental health clinics.