How is it treated?

Antipsychotic drugs have been used to treat schizophrenia since the 1950s. The older drugs, such as chlorpromazine and haloperidol, relieve the 'positive' symptoms but are less effective at controlling the 'negative' ones. Patients may become resistant to treatment and/or experience movement problems (extra-pyramidal effects). However, some can be injected as ...

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