The Art and Science of Switching Antipsychotic Medications, Part 2
J Clin Psychiatry 2007;68(1):e02
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In the presentation “Switching and Metabolic Syndrome,”
Weiden summarizes reasons to switch antipsychotics, highlighting weight gain
and other metabolic adverse events as recent treatment targets. In “Texas
Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP),” Miller reviews the TMAP study design,
discusses results related to the algorithm versus treatment as usual, and
concludes with the implications of the study. Lambert’s presentation, “Dosing
and Titration Strategies to Optimize Patient Outcome When Switching
Antipsychotic Therapy,” reviews the decision-making process when switching
patients’ medication, addresses dosing and titration strategies to effectively
transition between medications, and examines other factors to consider when
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