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Quetiapine for elderly non-responsive schizophrenia patients.

Authors
  • Mazeh, Doron
  • Paleacu, Diana
  • Barak, Yoram
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychiatry Research
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 15, 2008
Volume
157
Issue
1-3
Pages
265–267
Identifiers
PMID: 17928067
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Ten elderly chronic schizophrenia patients who were not responding to an atypical antipsychotic were switched to quetiapine. The Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) demonstrated statistically significant improvement after 6 months of quetiapine treatment. Four patients discontinued treatment due to clinical exacerbation or sedation. There was no increase in abnormal movements or body weight.

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