Antipsychotics in the treatment of first-episode schizophrenia

Celia Feetam*, John Donoghue

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this article, the characteristics of onset, symptoms and outcome of first-episode schizophrenia are described. The guidance from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, to consider atypical antipsychotics as first-line agents for the treatment of first-episode schizophrenia because of a reduced incidence of extrapyramidal symptoms with these agents, is discussed. The propensity for atypical antipsychotics to induce extrapyramidal symptoms is reviewed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-408
Number of pages4
JournalPharmaceutical Journal
Issue number7241
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2003


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