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First-Generation Versus Second-Generation Antipsychotics in Adults: Comparative Effectiveness

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What To Discuss With Patients and Their Caregivers

In discussing antipsychotic treatment options for schizophrenia or bipolar disorder with patients and their caregivers, some topics that can refer to the clinical evidence about these interventions are:

  • The potential benefits of antipsychotics
  • The risks of adverse effects, including irreversible extrapyramidal symptoms, when antipsychotics are used
  • The trade-offs between benefits and adverse effects
  • Patient and caregiver preferences and values regarding treatment