n South African Journal of Psychiatry - The evolution of antipsychotic medication : a long-acting, injectable formulation of a second-generation antipsychotic : editorial




Extracted from text ... 10 articles Schizophrenia remains one of the most devastating illnesses known to man: not only does it commonly strike young people at the threshold of their productive life, but its deteriorating, relapsing course over many years results in great emotional and financial cost to patients, carers and society at large. The introduction of the first antipsychotics raised hopes that we would be able to cure this terrible disorder; however, time has shown that, although effective against the positive symptoms of the disorder, the first-generation antipsychotics do very little to relieve other symptoms of schizophrenia and often exacerbate some of ..


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