Prediction of Response to Antipsychotic Drugs in Schizophrenia Patients within the Early Phase of Treatment


Yildiz M. K. , YAZICI M. K. , YAGCIOGLU A. E. A. , KARAHAN S. , SEVIK A. E. , GURSES N.

KLINIK PSIKOFARMAKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, cilt.25, ss.390-398, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5455/bcp.20151128021707
  • Dergi Adı: KLINIK PSIKOFARMAKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.390-398

Özet

Objective: Currently, schizophrenia guidelines recommend waiting for 3 to 6 weeks before considering a patient as non-responder. However, recent studies indicate that the response to antipsychotic medications starts within the first two weeks of treatment. The aim of this study is to determine the predictive value of early improvement at 2 or 4 weeks for non-response at 6 weeks.