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Br J Psychiatry Suppl. 1992 May;(17):46-53.

Dimensions of outcome with clozapine.

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  • 1University Hospitals of Cleveland, OH 44106-5000.


Various outcome measures following clozapine administration to neuroleptic-resistant schizophrenic patients are considered. The importance of a multidimensional perspective is emphasised. There was significant improvement in positive symptoms, some negative symptoms, quality of life, some types of cognitive function (e.g. semantic memory), extrapyramidal function, and tardive dyskinesia. Readmission to hospital, and family burden were markedly reduced, which achieved significant savings in the cost of treatment. Compliance with clozapine and weekly blood testing can be achieved in the majority of treatment-resistant cases. These benefits may occur independently of each other.

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