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Indian J Psychiatry. 2010 Jan;52(Suppl 1):S317-40. doi: 10.4103/0019-5545.69261.

Research on antipsychotics in India.

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Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.


Antipsychotic as a class of medications became available for treatment of various psychiatric disorders in the early 1950's. Over the last 60 years many antipsychotics have become available. In line with the west, Indian researchers have evaluated the efficacy of antipsychotics in various conditions. Additionally, researchers have also evaluated the important safety and tolerability issues. Here, we review data originating from India in the form of drug trials, effectiveness, usefulness, safety and tolerability of antipsychotics. Additionally, data with respect to other important treatment related issues is discussed.


Antipsychotic; India; research

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