Subjective well-being and initial dysphoric reaction under antipsychotic drugs - concepts, measurement and clinical relevance.

@article{Lambert2003SubjectiveWA,
  title={Subjective well-being and initial dysphoric reaction under antipsychotic drugs - concepts, measurement and clinical relevance.},
  author={Martin Lambert and Benno Graf Schimmelmann and Anne C. Karow and Dieter Naber},
  journal={Pharmacopsychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={36 Suppl 3},
  pages={S181-90}
}
Since the introduction of neuroleptics in 1952, many studies have examined objective aspects of efficacy and tolerability. Despite the fact that neuroleptic treatment should also improve the patient's subjective experiences, this outcome criterion has been neglected in the past. This is unfortunate, as subjective well-being with treatment appears to be strongly related to patients' readiness to take their medication. The few existing studies differ in methodology and are difficult to compare… CONTINUE READING

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