Blunt instruments: Schizophrenia drugs

Study Finds Little Advantage in New Schizophrenia Drugs – New York Times

Looks like the current crop of schizophrenia drugs come up short.

The study, which looked at four new-generation drugs, called atypical antipsychotics, and one older drug, found that all five blunted the symptoms of schizophrenia, a disabling disorder that affects three million Americans. But almost three-quarters of the patients who participated stopped taking the drugs they were on because of discomfort or specific side effects.

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