Adolescents at Risk for Psychosis Do Worse On Antipsychotics

In a study of 53 adolescents at risk for psychosis, researchers from Canada and the U.S. looked at treatment with antidepressants, antipsychotics, and no medication. They found that outcomes over six months for those treated with antidepressants were the same as those for both the group that remained off meds and a healthy comparison group. Those treated with antipsychotics, however, fared worse. The results will be in an upcoming issue of Schizophrenia Research.
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