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Prescribing Antipsychotics in First Episode Psychosis

Is Less More?

About this course

Lex Wunderink, MD, PhD, a Dutch researcher, describes his randomized control group study which showed that individuals diagnosed with psychosis who were discontinued from antipsychotic medications improved over a seven year period of time compared to those who remained on antipsychotic medications.

Note: This lecture does not currently provide continuing education.

Course fee

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Your Instructor


Dr. Lex Wunderink, MD, PHD, is a professor at the University of Gronigen in the Netherlands.

Class Curriculum


  Prescribing Antipsychotics in First Episode Psychosis: Is Less More?
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Learning objectives

  • To describe the best long-term outcome study of young adults with first episode psychosis re the use or non use of antipsychotic medications
  • To improve clinical practice by relying less on antipsychotic medications for this group of patients compared to current practice of routine dose maintenance

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