Clozapine Rarely Prescribed for Refractory Schizophrenia

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Clozapine, an effective antipsychotic medication for treatment-resistant schizophrenia, is not being prescribed as often as it should be, researchers reported here at the New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit (NCDEU) 51st Annual Meeting, sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology.

“Study after study shows clozapine, which is the first of the second-generation antipsychotics, to be the most effective antipsychotic out there, but it’s hardly being used,” Susan M. Essock, PhD, from the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, New York, New York, told Medscape Medical News at a poster session……

By Fran Lowry
Medscape Medical News
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/744745

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