Research from Australia shows that “remained pervasive” in 70% of a sample of 83 patients medicated with antipsychotics and other medications, and concludes that antipsychotics are “not an appropriate substitute for other sleep interventions” because “antipsychotic medication only marginally improves, but does not normalise, sleep.” The research was published online June 1, 2012 in Schizophrenia Research.
Waters, F. Falkner, D. Naik, Neepa, Rock, Daniel; “Effects of Polypharmacy on Sleep in Psychiatric Patients.” Schizophrenia Research, published online June 1, 2012
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