Does long-term treatment of schizophrenia with antipsychotic medications facilitate recovery?

@article{Harrow2013DoesLT,
  title={Does long-term treatment of schizophrenia with antipsychotic medications facilitate recovery?},
  author={Martin Harrow and Thomas H. Jobe},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  year={2013},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={962-5}
}
Antipsychotic medications are viewed as cornerstones for both the short-term and long-term treatment of schizophrenia. However, evidence on long-term (10 or more years) efficacy of antipsychotics is mixed. Double-blind discontinuation studies indicate significantly more relapses in unmedicated schizophrenia patients in the first 6-10 months, but also present some potentially paradoxical features. These issues are discussed. 
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