Increased patient autonomy through long-term antipsychotic delivery systems for the treatment of schizophrenia.

@article{Siegel2002IncreasedPA,
  title={Increased patient autonomy through long-term antipsychotic delivery systems for the treatment of schizophrenia.},
  author={Steven J. Siegel},
  journal={Expert review of neurotherapeutics},
  year={2002},
  volume={2 6},
  pages={
          771-3
        }
}
Nonadherence with medication remains a major correctable cause for poor outcome in schizophrenia and other serious illnesses. Surgically-implantable preparations of antipsychotic medication have the potential to provide patients with superior outcomes from improved medication adherence. In contrast to depot formulations, implantable pellets could last many months, providing symptomatic improvement for periods of time never before possible. In the event of unacceptable side effects, implants… CONTINUE READING

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