Antipsychotics: is it time to introduce patient choice?

Anthony P Morrison, Paul Hutton, David Shiers, Douglas Turkington

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Evidence regarding overestimation of the efficacy of antipsychotics and underestimation of their toxicity, as well as emerging data regarding alternative treatment options, suggests it may be time to introduce patient choice and reconsider whether everyone who meets the criteria for a schizophrenia spectrum diagnosis requires antipsychotics in order to recover.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-4
Number of pages2
JournalThe British Journal of Psychiatry
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012


  • Antipsychotic Agents
  • Choice Behavior
  • Humans
  • Risk Assessment
  • Schizophrenia
  • Treatment Outcome


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