Are There Schizophrenics for Whom Drugs May be Unnecessary or Contraindicated?

1978 study of 80 young males diagnosed with acute schizophrenia, finding that “many unmedicated-while-in-hospital patients showed greater long-term improvement, less pathology at follow-up, fewer rehospitalizations and better overall function in the community…”
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