Drug therapies evaluation

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Strength: there is evidence to support the idea that both typical and atypical antipsychotics are at least moderately effective in tackling the symptoms of schizophrenia

  • Thornley et al (2003) reviewed studies  comparing the effects of Chlorpromazine to a placebo
  • Data from 13 trials with a total of 1121 participants showed that Chlorpromazine was associated with better overall functioning and reduced symptom severity
  • Data from 3 trials with 512 participants showed that relapse rate was also lower  when Chlorpromazine was taken

Strength: there is support for the benefits of atypical antipsychotics

  • In a review, Meltzer (2012) concluded that Clozapine is more effective

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