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July 2, 2013 by JAMA | Lex Wunderink, MD, PhD, et al

First-Episode Psychosis Not a Life Sentence of Psychotropic Medication Use

Jama journalRecovery in Remitted First-Episode Psychosis at 7 Years of Follow-up of an Early Dose Reduction/Discontinuation or Maintenance Treatment Strategy Long-term Follow-up of a 2-Year Randomized Clinical Trial

ABSTRACT

Importance Short-term outcome studies of antipsychotic dose-reduction/discontinuation strategies in patients with remitted first-episode psychosis (FEP) showed higher relapse rates but no other disadvantages compared with maintenance treatment; however, long-term effects on recovery have not been studied before.

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