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New evidence bolsters the reputation of clozapine as the “gold-standard” antipsychotic for patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia.

Tips for having a balanced and comprehensive risk-to-benefit discussion with competent patients who want to stop their medications.

Is an effective, well-tolerated treatment for the negative symptoms of schizophrenia on the horizon?

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No, there is no generalized epidemic of mental illness in the US, nor credible evidence that psychiatric drugs are driving up rates or severity of mental illness. But there is an urgent need for more and better treatment of psychiatric disorders.

What factors come into play in the diagnosis of tardive dyskinesia? How is TD distinguished from other movement disorders? Find out more in this quiz.

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This article focuses on appropriate versus inappropriate use of antipsychotics, the importance of careful assessment, and the consequences of not treating.

Schizophrenia and T2 DM risk; short-term weight gain with specific antipsychotics; interventions to reduce weight and/or metabolic abnormalities. . .answers here.

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