Mental health

Duration of antipsychotic treatment in individuals with a first psychotic episode

[2012]

Recommendation(s)

In individuals with a first psychotic episode with full and sustained remission, antipsychotic treatment should be continued for at least 12 months after the beginning of remission. Any further continuation of antipsychotic drug treatment should be based on clinical review preferably by a mental health specialist and taking into account the preferences of the individuals, in consultation with the family.
Strength of recommendation: STRONG
Quality of evidence: VERY LOW

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