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Auditing possible side-effects of atypical antipsychotics.

Schizophrenia is now treated with new medications that are commonly called atypical antipsychotics. These have a reduced incidence of extrapyramidal side-effects and unpleasant symptoms and should result in increased concordance with medication and improved psychosocial outcomes (McDonald and Murray, 1998). Unfortunately, this type of medication can cause a number of side-effects that are predominantly physical.

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