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Academic Highlights: Atypical Antipsychotic Agents in the Treatment of Schizophrenia and Other Psychiatric Disorders. Part II: Special Considerations

J Clin Psychiatry 1998;59(6):322-328

Indications for atypical antipsychotics other than schizophrenia so far have included bipolar disorder, major depression, schizoaffective disorder, dementia, delirium, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, and mental retardation, Dr. Prakash S. Masand reported. In 1997, only 38% of risperidone prescriptions in the United States were for the treatment of schizophrenia, while 20% were for bipolar disorder, 11% for dementia, and the rest (31%) for the other disorders listed above.