The case against antipsychotic drugs: a 50-year record of doing more harm than good.

@article{Whitaker2004TheCA,
  title={The case against antipsychotic drugs: a 50-year record of doing more harm than good.},
  author={Robert C. Whitaker},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={2004},
  volume={62 1},
  pages={5-13}
}
Although the standard of care in developed countries is to maintain schizophrenia patients on neuroleptics, this practice is not supported by the 50-year research record for the drugs. A critical review reveals that this paradigm of care worsens long-term outcomes, at least in the aggregate, and that 40% or more of all schizophrenia patients would fare better if they were not so medicated. Evidence-based care would require the selective use of antipsychotics, based on two principles: (a). no… CONTINUE READING
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