Short-term inpatient pharmacotherapy of schizophrenia.

  title={Short-term inpatient pharmacotherapy of schizophrenia.},
  author={David Neal Osser and R Sigadel},
  journal={Harvard review of psychiatry},
  volume={9 3},
There is much practice variation in the pharmacotherapy of schizophrenia on short-term acute inpatient units, where the length of stay may be 1 week or less. We surveyed relevant practice guidelines, review articles, and individual studies and developed summary statements regarding evidence-supported procedures for short-term inpatient stabilization. If the patient requires parenteral treatment, the combination of intramuscular haloperidol 2-5 mg and lorazepam has the earliest effect. For… CONTINUE READING


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