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How does Zyprexa (olanzapine) treat schizophrenia?

While it is not completely clear exactly how Zyprexa (olanzapine) works, it is believed that Zyprexa rebalances brain chemicals, thereby treating symptoms of schizophrenia like extreme emotions, lackluster emotions, disinterest in life, and disturbed thoughts.

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