Are all antipsychotic drugs the same?

Stefan Leucht, John M. Davis

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The classification system of atypical and typical antipsychotics has created a lot of confusion and might be abandoned. Nevertheless, to say that all drugs are the same and that therefore it does not matter which drug is given is wrong. Both typical and atypical antipsychotics differ in side-effects, mechanisms of action, cost and efficacy. The available choice of antipsychotics should be adapted to individual patients in a shared decision-making process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-271
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes


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