PMID: 8998Sep 1, 1976

Rational treatment for an irrational disorder: what does the schizophrenic patient need?

The American Journal of Psychiatry
P R May


The author discusses the results of a review of controlled studies of treatment approaches to schizophrenia. Although the research evidence strongly supports the efficacy of pharmacotherapy, this finding should not be interpreted as meaning that all schizophrenic patients should receive antipsychotic drugs or that other forms of treatment are unnecessary. The author cautions against doctrinaire attitudes and advocates thoughtful adjustment of goals and methods to meet the needs of the various parties and situations involved in the treatment of the schizophrenic patient.


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