This work may not be copied, distributed, displayed, published, reproduced, transmitted, modified, posted, sold, licensed, or used for commercial purposes. By downloading this file, you are agreeing to the publisher’s Terms & Conditions.

Free Online Activities

Treatment of Agitation in Patients With Schizophrenia

Article Abstract

Patients with acute agitation and schizophrenia require sensitive management by the medical staff. Nonpharmacologic de-escalation techniques are recommended prior to the selection and administration of antipsychotic agents. A variety of medication treatments with different routes of administration are available. Treatment selection for the agitated patient with schizophrenia involves weighing factors including, but not limited to, the medication’s efficacy, side effects, and formulation, as well as the patient’s medical history.

See the entire activity.‘ ‹


Some JCP and PCC articles are available in PDF format only. Please click the PDF link at the top of this page to access the full text.

Related Articles

Volume: 69

Quick Links: Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorders