A new algorithm for treating schizophrenia

Rowland Pearsall, Ira D. Glick, David Pickar, Trisha Suppes, Johannes Tauscher, Kenneth O. Jobson

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This article presents two algorithms dealing with the management of schizophrenia. One provides a strategy for initiating pharmacologic treatment of schizophrenia and for ongoing medication management. The other covers suggestions for managing several common comorbid psychiatric conditions and some common side effects. The major change from previous algorithms is the suggestion that the newer atypical antipsychotic agents may now be the treatment of choice for initiating therapy in most clinical situations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-353
Number of pages5
JournalPsychopharmacology Bulletin
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Atypical antipsychotics
  • Comorbidity
  • Extrapyramidal side effects
  • Schizophrenia
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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