Clozapine treatment of schizophrenia: implications for forensic psychiatry

Peter F Buckley, Otto Kausch, Gretchen Gardner

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Abstract

Clozapine, a new antipsychotic medication, is now the first-line treatment for neuroleptic refractory schizophrenia. Preliminary observations on its efficacy in treating schizophrenic patients with co-morbid substance abuse and, particularly, schizophrenic patients with persistent aggressive behaviour suggests that clozapine may provide a useful treatment option in forensic patient populations. Potential applications of clozapine and management considerations that are relevant to the forensic setting are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-16
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Clinical Forensic Medicine
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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