Treatment of schizophrenia

McGrath, John and Emmerson, W. Brett (1999) Treatment of schizophrenia. BMJ, 319 7216: 1045-1048. doi:10.1136/bmj.319.7216.1045

Author McGrath, John
Emmerson, W. Brett
Title Treatment of schizophrenia
Journal name BMJ   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0959-8146
Publication date 1999-10-16
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1136/bmj.319.7216.1045
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 319
Issue 7216
Start page 1045
End page 1048
Total pages 4
Place of publication London
Publisher British Medical Association
Language eng
Abstract This selective review on the treatment of schizophrenia provides an update on two important issues. Firstly, new antipsychotic drugs have improved the quality of life for people with schizophrenia. This review outlines some practical issues surrounding the use of these drugs. Secondly, evidence suggests that the prompt identification and treatment of people with psychoses (including schizophrenia and affective psychoses) results in improved clinical outcomes.1 The important role that general practitioners can play in reducing the duration of untreated psychosis is also discussed.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Originally published as: Fortnightly review: Treatment of schizophrenia John McGrath, W Brett Emmerson BMJ 1999;319:1045-1048 Copyright 1999 BMJ Publishing. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission.

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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