Recent advances in the pharmacotherapy of schizophrenia.

  title={Recent advances in the pharmacotherapy of schizophrenia.},
  author={Richard L. Borison},
  journal={Harvard review of psychiatry},
  volume={4 5},
The limitations of standard antipsychotics have spurred a search for novel agents that are effective against both positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia but do not produce the extrapyramidal side effects frequently associated with the older medications. Such agents might more effectively prevent relapse, because of enhanced efficacy for the full spectrum of schizophrenic symptoms and improved tolerability--and hence greater medication compliance. Findings concerning the new… CONTINUE READING

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