Efficacy of Molindone in Treatment-Refractory Agitated Schizophrenia: Three Case Reports

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Letter to the Editor

Sir: Agitated behavior of schizophrenic patients refractory to antipsychotic treatment frequently leads to prolonged psychiatric inpatient stays. Difficulty in controlling such behaviors can impede discharge planning more than any other aspect of schizophrenia (e.g., negative symptoms). Treatments that can reduce persistent agitation are thus a key component of helping patients leave the hospital and function in the community.

J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(6):1018-1019