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Review: depot antipsychotics are effective and safe for schizophrenia or schizophrenia like illnesses
Evidence-Based Mental Health
Reviews were selected if they compared long acting DAPs with placebo or oral medication or compared different doses or types of DAPs for schizophrenia or schizophrenia like illnesses. Data extraction Data were extracted on patient and study characteristics, interventions, and outcomes. Main results 9 reviews were included. Duration of the studies in the reviews ranged from 2 weeks to 5 years. The table showsthe results. Fewer people on DAPs than on placebo relapsed (1 review), left the studydoi:10.1136/ebmh.5.2.42 pmid:12026891 fatcat:7kz2gkep7nb2tbqofe5moyx6pa