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Letter to the Editor

Olanzapine Treatment for Patients With Schizophrenia and Cocaine Abuse

John Tsuang, Stephen R. Marder, Amanda Han, and Winnie Hsieh

Published: December 1, 2002

Article Abstract

Letter to the Editor

Sir: Up to 50% of patients with schizophrenia are now recognized as having a comorbid substance abuse disorder. Typical antipsychotics have been used to treat them, with limited effectiveness. Some authors have even suggested that using haloperidol might lead to cocaine relapse.

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