Psychological Medicine

Research Article

A comparative controlled trial of pimozide and fluphenazine decanoate in the continuation therapy of schizophrenia

I. Falloona1, D. C. Watta1 and Michael Shepherda1 c1

a1 St John's Hospital, Stone, Aylesbury and the Institute of Psychiatry, London

Abstract

Evidence from a controlled, comparative trial indicates that oral pimozide is clinically at least as effective as depot injections of fluphenazine decanoate in the continuation therapy of a group of schizophrenic patients discharged from hospital. The administration of pimozide was associated with fewer unwanted effects. The implications of the findings are discussed.

Correspondence:

c1 Address for correspondence: Professor Michael Shepherd, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF.

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