n South African Journal of Psychiatry - Psychopharmacology 2003 Conference, 10 - 13 September 2003, Spier Estate, Stellenbosch : abstracts
|Article Title||Psychopharmacology 2003 Conference, 10 - 13 September 2003, Spier Estate, Stellenbosch : abstracts|
|Journal||South African Journal of Psychiatry|
|Publication Date||Sep 2003|
|Pages||35 - 51|
ISI Social Science
Extracted from text ... 35 COMPARATIVE BENEFITS OF ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS DIANA P MORRISON Lothian Primary Care Trust in Edinburgh, Scotland; University of Edinburgh, Department of Psychiatry, Scotland, UK Atypical antipsychotics are used to treat both positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Treatment of the acute phase focuses on the control of positive symptoms while long term treatment builds on these achievements and also incorporates relapse prevention, control of negative symptoms, minimisation of adverse events and compliance. Improving quality of life and psychosocial integration are important and achievable goals. Comparative studies of the efficacy, tolerability and safety of atypical antipsychotic agents show that their profiles ..
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