Pharmacologic treatment of first-episode schizophrenia: early intervention is key to outcome.

@article{Dequardo1998PharmacologicTO,
  title={Pharmacologic treatment of first-episode schizophrenia: early intervention is key to outcome.},
  author={John R Dequardo},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={1998},
  volume={59 Suppl 19},
  pages={9-17}
}
The early recognition and management of a first episode of schizophrenic illness is a difficult task, with identification complicated by a broad differential diagnosis, lack of definitive data on the prognostic implications of premorbid/prodromal symptoms, and, until recently, treatment limited to pharmacologic agents with severe adverse effects. The first… CONTINUE READING