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The Texas Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP) Schizophrenia Algorithms

Alexander L. Miller, John A. Chiles, Judith K. Chiles, M. Lynn Crismon, A. John Rush, and Steven P. Shon

Published: October 31, 1999

Article Abstract

Background: In the Texas Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP), detailed guidelines for medication management of schizophrenia and related disorders, bipolar disorders, and major depressive disorders have been developed and implemented.

Discussion: This article describes the algorithms developed for medication treatment of schizophrenia and related disorders. The guidelines recommend a sequence of medications and discuss dosing, duration, and switch-over tactics. They also specify response criteria at each stage of the algorithm for both positive and negative symptoms. The rationale and evidence for each aspect of the algorithms are presented.

Volume: 60

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