Staff perception on reduction of medication in patients with chronic schizophrenia

@inproceedings{Thomas2007StaffPO,
  title={Staff perception on reduction of medication in patients with chronic schizophrenia},
  author={Aiswarya Thomas and G. Katsabouris and Nick Bouras},
  year={2007}
}
The value of maintenance neuroleptic therapy for patients with schizophrenia has been well documented (Kane, 1987; Soni et al 1992). There has been, however, a trend in recent years of prescribing higher than recommended doses of neuroleptics in the treatment of schizophrenia (Reardon et al, 1970). This is in agreement with the unconvincing evidence that higher doses of medication present additional benefits to people with chronic schizophrenia (Rifkin et al, 1991). The Royal College of… CONTINUE READING