Sweden: Neuroleptic Treatment Strategies and Practical Problems During Drugs Withdrawal
About 90% of schizophrenics are mainly outpatients 5–15 years after onset, but they often relapse and are taken care of for very short periods in the psychiatric clinics. This increased “turnover” of patients creates special problems, but the possibility of permanent recovery from a schizophrenic illness is probably greater today than it was half a century ago, when about 50% were chronically hospitalized. The risk, however, of being permanently incapacitated in some way, unable to work, is still 50% or more even for young schizophrenic patients (Wistedt 1981a).
KeywordsSchizophrenia Azine Prolactin Haloperidol Decanoate
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