Clozapine reduces violent behavior in heterogeneous diagnostic groups.

@article{Kraus2005ClozapineRV,
  title={Clozapine reduces violent behavior in heterogeneous diagnostic groups.},
  author={John E. Kraus and Brian B. Sheitman},
  journal={The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={36-44}
}
Violent behavior is a significant problem in the psychiatric hospital setting. Persistently violent patients often require seclusion and/or restraints and typically receive high doses of medication and polypharmacy. Clozapine has been found to be effective in reducing aggression in patients with psychosis. Thus, we examined the effects of clozapine in a heterogeneous group of persistently violent patients. A chart review of the effect of clozapine in persistently violent patients was performed… CONTINUE READING

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