Sedation as a side effect of the treatment of mental disorders.

  • John M Kane
  • Published 2008 in The Journal of clinical psychiatry


Many patients with schizophrenia experience disturbances in their sleep-wake cycle, which may be a result of the disorder itself, of pharmacotherapy, or of a comorbid sleep disorder. These sleep disruptions can seriously impair patients' functioning as well as their quality of life. Therefore, accurate assessment of sleep problems is essential to appropriately treat patients and promote symptomatic remission. The sedative versus therapeutic effects of atypical antipsychotics should be considered in the risk-benefit analysis performed before and while medicating patients.

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@article{Kane2008SedationAA, title={Sedation as a side effect of the treatment of mental disorders.}, author={John M Kane}, journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry}, year={2008}, volume={69 7}, pages={e20} }