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Introduction. Ziprasidone in Schizophrenia: From Acute Treatment to Long-Term Management

John M. Kane, MD

Published: December 1, 2003

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Schizophrenia is a highly complex, chronic, often lifelong, mental illness that severely compromises social, intellectual, and occupational functioning. About 1% ofthe population will develop schizophrenia, and annuallymore than 2 million Americans suffer from the disorder.1People with schizophrenia on average live 15 fewer yearsthan individuals in the general population, dying prematurely of natural (e.g., cardiovascular and respiratory diseases) as well as unnatural causes (primarily suicide).2‘ ‹

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