Clinical guideline recommendations for antipsychotic long-acting injections.

  title={Clinical guideline recommendations for antipsychotic long-acting injections.},
  author={John M. Kane and Carlos Garc{\'i}a-Ribera},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry. Supplement},
BACKGROUND Long-acting injections (LAIs) of antipsychotic drugs were developed over 40 years ago in an attempt to improve the long-term treatment of schizophrenia. AIMS To review existing guidelines concerning antipsychotic use generally, and LAIs in particular, and how patients might be identified as potential candidates for LAI treatment. METHOD Literature review. RESULTS Currently several first-generation and one second-generation antipsychotic LAIs are available, with others under… CONTINUE READING

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