Managing schizophrenia: an update

Authors
Citation
C. Fear, Managing schizophrenia: an update, HOSP MED, 62(9), 2001, pp. 549-552
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
General & Internal Medicine
Journal title
HOSPITAL MEDICINE
ISSN journal
1462-3935 → ACNP
Volume
62
Issue
9
Year of publication
2001
Pages
549 - 552
Database
ISI
SICI code
1462-3935(200109)62:9<549:MSAU>2.0.ZU;2-B
Abstract
Atypical antipsychotic drugs offer hope to schizophrenics and their familie s. Controversy continues over their cost-effectiveness but patient surveys suggest increased compliance and thus improved mental health. This article reviews schizophrenia management, exploring the consequences of failing to adopt modern therapies in hampering compliance and stigmatizing the mentall y ill.