Rona Hu

Publication Details

  • Treatment with atypical antipsychotics: new indications and new populations Glick, I. D., Murray, S. R., Vasudevan, P., Marder, S. R., Hu, R. J. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2001: 187-191

    Abstract:

    Atypical antipsychotics have revolutionized the treatment of schizophrenia, becoming the treatment of choice for patients not only during their first episode, but also throughout their life course. Of note, as of 1999 more than 70% of prescriptions for these drugs are being prescribed for conditions other than schizophrenia, such as bipolar disorder and geriatric agitation. While there have been very few controlled trials that have established the efficacy of the atypical antipsychotics for these "off-label" uses, there have been a large number of open trials and case reports. The few controlled trials suggest that the atypical antipsychotics may be useful for affective disorders (both mania and depression), geriatric conditions such as senile dementia and aggression, as well as a variety of other disorders. Atypical agents may be particularly helpful for elderly, child, or adolescent patients who are especially susceptible to the side effects of medications and whose risk of tardive dyskinesia is high but further controlled studies are necessary.

    View details for Web of Science ID 000169978600007

    View details for PubMedID 11461715

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