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By Brooke Manor Endocrinology
Stefan Leucht, Andrea Cipriani, Loukia Spineli, Dimitris Mavridis, Deniz Orey, Franziska Richter, Myrto Samara, Corrado Barbui, Rolf R Engel, John R Geddes, Werner Kissling, Marko Paul Stapf, Bettina Lässig, Georgia Salanti, John M Davis
BACKGROUND: The question of which antipsychotic drug should be preferred for the treatment of schizophrenia is controversial, and conventional pairwise meta-analyses cannot provide a hierarchy based on the randomised evidence. We aimed to integrate the available evidence to create hierarchies of the comparative efficacy, risk of all-cause discontinuation, and major side-effects of antipsychotic drugs. METHODS: We did a Bayesian-framework, multiple-treatments meta-analysis (which uses both direct and indirect comparisons) of randomised controlled trials to compare 15 antipsychotic drugs and placebo in the acute treatment of schizophrenia...
September 14, 2013: Lancet
Jon McClellan, Saundra Stock
This Practice Parameter reviews the literature on the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with schizophrenia. Early-onset schizophrenia is diagnosed using the same criteria as in adults and appears to be continuous with the adult form of the disorder. Clinical standards suggest that effective treatment includes antipsychotic medications combined with psychoeducational, psychotherapeutic, and educational interventions. Since this Practice Parameter was last published in 2001, several controlled trials of atypical antipsychotic agents for early-onset schizophrenia have been conducted...
September 2013: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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