Maintenance treatment with antipsychotic drugs for schizophrenia.

@article{Leucht2012MaintenanceTW,
  title={Maintenance treatment with antipsychotic drugs for schizophrenia.},
  author={Stefan Leucht and Magdolna Tardy and Katja Komossa and Stephan Heres and Werner Kissling and John M. Davis},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={5},
  pages={
          CD008016
        }
}
BACKGROUND The symptoms and signs of schizophrenia have been firmly linked to high levels of dopamine in specific areas of the brain (limbic system). Antipsychotic drugs block the transmission of dopamine in the brain and reduce the acute symptoms of the disorder. This review examined whether antipsychotic drugs are also effective for relapse prevention. OBJECTIVES To review the effects of maintaining antipsychotic drugs for people with schizophrenia compared to withdrawing these agents… CONTINUE READING

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