1997 suplement 2


Volume 6, suplement 2


Pros and cons of pharmacotherapy of schizophrenic psychoses

1. Katedry i II Kliniki Chorób Psychicznych AM w Gdańsku
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1997, 6, suplement 2 (5), 109-113
Keywords: schizophrenia, neuroleptics


The importance of accurate clinical diagnosis of schizophrenic psychoses is emphasized by the author. The overemphasized role of the mechanisms underlying the action of neuroleptics on particular receptor systems in order to explain the etiopathogenesis of schizophrenia is critically discussed. Moreover, principles which should be taken into account in the choice of antipsychotic medication, considering sensitivity of individual patients, are reminded.

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Prof Adam Bilikiewicz,
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