Depot neuroleptic treatments can be compromised by side-effects unacceptable to users or, more seriously, by tardive dyskinesia (TD). Neuroleptic dosages can be lowered to increase acceptability and decrease the Incidence of TD, but with a greater likelihood of relapse. One argument proposes that many patients changing to lower dosages break down because withdrawal from a neuroleptic is stressful in itself. Research suggests that withdrawal regimes should be radically cautious. A computer tool is offered which can aid clinicians in calculating small reductions.
Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.