Effectiveness of Atypical Versus Conventional Antipsychotics in Treating Schizophrenia
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This study will compare the effectiveness of newer atypical antipsychotics versus older conventional antipsychotics in treating schizophrenia.
Condition or disease
Drug: risperidoneDrug: olanzapineDrug: quetiapine
At seven participating hospitals, acutely exacerbated patients with schizophrenia were randomly assigned to treatment with antipsychotic from the atypical class vs antipsychotic from the conventional class. Medication choice within class, dose, concomitant medications, and other prescribing decisions were left to the community prescriber. Patients were followed for one year after discharge.
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