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Hospital utilization rates following antipsychotic dose reduction in mood disorders: implications for treatment of tardive dyskinesia

Hospital utilization rates following antipsychotic dose reduction in mood disorders: implications for treatment of tardive dyskinesia

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https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12888-020-02748-0

The relative benefits and risks of long-term maintenance treatment with antipsychotics have not been well studied in patients with bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. For example, while antipsychotic dose reduction has been recommended in the management of serious side effects associated with antipsychotics, there is limited evidence on the impact of lowering doses on the course of underlying mood disorders.