Reply to Applying Parsimony to "An African Patient With Ziprasidone Intolerance"
J Clin Psychiatry 2005;66(11):1491-1492 [letter]
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Because this piece has no abstract, we have provided for your benefit the first 3 sentences of the full text.
Sir: Our letter is the first report of a dramatically increased
serum concentration of ziprasidone and the second report of the
occurrence of severe side effects with that same medication,
both effects occurring despite a demonstrably normal dose of
the drug. As it happens, both patients in question had an African
The great William of Occam suggested that “entities are not
to be multiplied beyond necessity,”1
the principle that has become
known as “Occam’s razor.”