Antipsychotic Medication for Early-episode Schizophrenia

John R. Bola; Dennis T. Kao; Haluk Soydan


Schizophr Bull. 2012;38(1):23-25. 

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Long-term treatment with antipsychotic medications in early-episode schizophrenia spectrum disorders is common, but their short- and long-term effects on the illness are unclear. There have been numerous suggestions that people with early episodes of schizophrenia appear to respond differently than those with multiple prior episodes. The number of episodes may moderate response to drug treatment.