Avoiding Antipsychotic Sedation Can Improve Outcome

Sedation from antipsychotics can be mistaken for negative symptoms as well as increase noncompliance, this study in the African Journal of Psychiatry says, and so should be avoided if possible in order to increase compliance, quality of life, and long-term effectiveness of treatment. The study suggests finding antipsychotics that are less sedating.
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