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Book Review

Breakthroughs in Antipsychotic Medications: A Guide for Consumers, Families, and Clinicians

Ronald M. Salomon

Published: January 1, 2001

Article Abstract

From our regular book review column.

A conversation in a clinic might start, "Well, there’s a new medication available that may be better for you. You’ ll probably want to know more about this before we decide." The patient perks up just a bit, seeming interested but not saying anything. His negative symptoms seem worse every time he comes to the day center. The doctor tells him, "There’s a very good book in our clinic library and in the bookstore that helps you understand all about these new medicines. This book is very easy to read and answers many questions clearly. It will help you know what questions to ask and help us decide together about possibly trying this new medication." The nurse practitioner and the social worker overhear this conversation— they should read this book cover-to-cover, too.

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Volume: 62

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