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Antipsychotic drugs -- Therapeutic use, Antipsychotic drugs -- Dose-response relationship, Schizophrenia -- Treatment, Psychotropic drugs -- Effectiveness
Schizophrenia, a mental disorder characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized thoughts and speech, is typically treated using antipsychotic medication and therapy. Randomized trials focusing on schizophrenia have provided evidence that early intervention, which entails talk therapy combined with low-dose antipsychotic medication directly following onset of psychosis, is most effective in treating symptoms. The literature review detailed in this paper is intended to help better understand the relationship between low-dosage antipsychotic medication, pair with regular psychotherapy, and how that relationship can help patients to adhere to treatment for long-term remission.
Woolley, Alyssa, "Implications of Psychotherapy and Low-Dose Medication Following First-Episode Psychosis" (2017). University Honors Theses. Paper 447.