Lack of extrapyramidal side effects predicts quality of life in outpatients treated with clozapine or with typical antipsychotics.
|Autores||Strejilevich S, Palatnik A, Avila R, Bustin J, Cassone J, Figueroa S, Gimenez M, de Erausquin GA.|
|Journal||Strejilevich S, Palatnik A, Avila R, Bustin J, Cassone J, Figueroa S, Gimenez M, de Erausquin GA.|
|Abstract||We compared symptom severity and quality of life (QOL) in schizophrenic patients adequately treated with typical antipsychotics (TAP) or clozapine (CZP). Groups did not differ in symptom severity or QOL. Clozapine caused fewer extrapyramidal symptoms. Negative and extrapyramidal symptoms predicted QOL. Similar outcome in both groups suggests a common ceiling to antipsychotic efficacy.|