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  1. 16 Jan 2015
    Haloperidol versus first-generation antipsychotics for the treatment of schizophrenia New
    Haloperidol is one of the most frequently used antipsychotic drugs worldwide. It is a first-generation antipsychotic drug. Haloperidol is highly effective in treating the ‘positive symptoms’ of schizophrenia, such as hearing voices, seeing things and having strange beliefs. However, haloperidol also has serious side effects such as involuntary shaking, ...
  2. 26 Nov 2013
    Pharmacological treatment for psychotic depression
    Psychotic depression is a severe depression with psychotic features (i.e. delusions and/or hallucinations). Uncertainty surrounds the most effective drug treatment for psychotic depression: with an antidepressant alone, with an antipsychotic alone or with the combination of an antidepressant plus an antipsychotic. The aim of this review is to compare ...
  3. 12 Sep 2012
    Clotiapine for acute psychotic illnesses
    Clotiapine is an antipsychotic drug and is currently used in the management of acute psychotic symptoms in Argentina, Belgium, Israel, Italy, Luxemburg, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan. This review highlights limited evidence for the effects of clotiapine compared with other drugs also used in this emergency situation.
  4. 14 Nov 2012
    Interventions for psychotic symptoms concomitant with epilepsy
    Little evidence to inform the treatment of psychosis in people with epilepsy. There is substantial evidence that people suffering from epilepsy have an increased risk of suffering from psychotic symptoms. These symptoms sometimes occur soon after or before the epileptic fits but in some cases can persist for a much longer time, even in the absence of ...
  5. 5 Oct 2013
    Patient-held clinical information for people with psychotic illnesses
    User-held information is where the ill person holds personal information about their care. Such records are becoming the norm in many settings and are becoming more popular with patients. This is especially the case where the person concerned is not in hospital and receives care from more than one professional. Providing people with information about ...
  6. 10 Jun 2014
    Depot flupenthixol decanoate for schizophrenia or other similar mental illnesses
    Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness that affects thinking and perception. It often develops in early adult-hood and can have a lifelong impact on not only the mental well-being of the sufferer, but their social and general functioning. Worldwide around 15 people per 100,000 are diagnosed with schizophrenia every year. The mainstay of treatment ...
  7. 21 Jan 2009
    Antiglucocorticoid treatments for mood disorders
    Many patients with mood disorders report problems with memory and concentration, alongside their mood symptoms. There is some evidence that a possible cause of these problems is an overactivity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, the body's natural stress system. This leads to an overproduction of the stress-hormone, cortisol. Therefore, ...
  8. 11 Nov 2013
    Antiepileptic drugs to treat neuropathic pain or fibromyalgia- an overview of Cochrane reviews
    Neuropathic pain is pain coming from damaged nerves. It is different from pain messages carried along healthy nerves from damaged tissue (eg a fall, cut, or arthritic knee). Neuropathic pain is treated by different medicines than pain from damaged tissue. Medicines such as paracetamol or ibuprofen are probably not effective in neuropathic pain, while ...
  9. 21 Jan 2009
    Risperidone in the long-term treatment for bipolar disorder
    No studies involving risperidone were identified which randomly assigned treatment for long-term relapse prevention. Trials involving random assignment of risperidone and other treatments for long-term treatment are needed.
  10. 21 Jan 2009
    Treatment for amphetamine psychosis
    A minority of individuals who use amphetamines develop full-blown psychosis requiring care at emergency departments or psychiatric hospitals. In such cases, symptoms of amphetamine psychosis commonly include paranoid and persecutory delusions as well as auditory and visual hallucinations in the presence of extreme agitation. More common (about 18%) ...


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