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Professional attitudes in the UK towards neuroleptic maintenance therapy in schizophrenia: The problem of inadequate prophylaxis

  • D. A. W. Johnson (a1) and J. G. C. Rasmussen (a2)
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Controlled trials show that about 80% of schizophrenic patients remain relapse free when given adequate neuroleptic maintenance therapy but this level of efficacy is not achieved in clinical practice. Guidelines for proper use of neuroleptics in relapse prevention were developed by a group of experienced psychiatrists – the ‘Consensus Group’ – in 1989. In this survey, the views of UK psychiatrists, GPs, CPNs and pharmacists involved in community care of schizophrenia were compared with the Guidelines.

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Professional attitudes in the UK towards neuroleptic maintenance therapy in schizophrenia: The problem of inadequate prophylaxis

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