Patients with schizophrenia who were given smaller doses of antipsychotic drugs along with individual talk therapy and family support fared far better than patients who got the usual drug-focused care, a new landmark study has found. More than two million people in the United States are diagnosed with schizophrenia. Treatment typically involves high doses of antipsychotic drugs, such as Risperdal, in order to quell hallucinations and delusions. But the side effects can be brutal. Antipsychotic drugs can cause weight gain, diabetes, and debilitating movement disorders. Risperdal, one of the few schizophrenia treatments approved for children and adolescents, has also been ... Read More
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