Drug Treatment of Schizophrenia: State of the Art and the Potential of the Atypical Neuroleptics

  • Hans-Jürgen Möller


Based on the multifactorial etiopathogenesis of schizophrenia, a multidimensional therapy approach is suggested, in which psychopharmacological and psychosocial methods are combined (Deister and Möller, 1998; Moller and von Zerssen, 1995). The results of controlled group studies show that the efficacy of neuroleptics is very well proven for both treatment of the acute phase and relapse prevention (Möller et al., 2000). Supportive and educational approaches to increase compliance are widely used. Information about the complex causation of the disease and about its treatment requirements and possibilities are of great importance for the patient himself and also for his relatives, among others to increase the compliance.


Negative Symptom Schizophrenic Patient Tardive Dyskinesia Relapse Prevention Extrapyramidal Side Effect 
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