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Letter to the Editor

Switching Antipsychotic Medications: A 2-Year Chart-Review Study Exploring Patient Characteristics and Psychiatric Service Use of Schizophrenia Patients

Andrea L. Schneider, Karen E. Mosier, and Raymond P. Tempier

Published: June 18, 2009

Article Abstract

Sir: Switching from first-generation antipsychotic medications(FGAs) to second-generation antipsychotic medications(SGAs) is common. This practice also occurs between SGAs,and occasionally from SGAs to FGAs. Many controlled studies have examined the switch from FGAs to SGAs, but littleresearch has been conducted to examine the process and outcomesof switching in naturalistic conditions.’ ‹

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