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Review: new generation antipsychotic drugs may reduce relapse rates more effectively than conventional antipsychotic drugs in people with schizophrenia

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Q What is the potential of new generation antipsychotic drugs to improve adherence and decrease relapse rates in people with schizophrenia?

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Systematic review with meta-analysis.

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Medline (1996–April 2001), Current Contents (January 2001–May 2001) and the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group’s trial register (to July 2002); hand searches of bibliographies and contact with pharmaceutical companies.

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Randomised controlled trials, reporting on relapse rates and of ⩾6 months’ duration, comparing new generation antipsychotic drugs with placebo or conventional antipsychotics in people with schizophrenia or schizophrenia-like psychoses. Data were extracted on …

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