Time Course of the Antipsychotic Effect and the Underlying Behavioral Mechanisms

@article{Li2007TimeCO,
  title={Time Course of the Antipsychotic Effect and the Underlying Behavioral Mechanisms},
  author={Ming Li and Paul N. Fletcher and Shitij Kapur},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2007},
  volume={32},
  pages={263-272}
}
Antipsychotic drugs work for patients only when given repeatedly. The overall temporal pattern of symptom improvement is not clear. Some recent data question the traditional ‘delayed-onset’ hypothesis and suggest that the onset of antipsychotic response may be relatively early, and the improvement may grow with repeated treatment. The present study systematically examined the time course of the antipsychotic effect and the underlying behavioral mechanisms using a conditioned avoidance response… CONTINUE READING

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