Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Same as it ever was


"When it comes to antipsychotic medications, newer may not always be better. A recent study, published in JAMA by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded researchers, found that the second-generation drug paliperidone palmitate was no more effective than the older drug haloperidol decanoate in treating adult patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. However, patients on paliperidone gained weight and had increases in the reproductive hormone prolactin, while those on haloperidol did not."

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