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Medication for schizophrenia

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 31, PAGE NO: 38Richard Gray, PhD, RN, is Medical Research Council fellow in health services research, Institute of Psychiatry, LondonSince antipsychotic drugs were introduced more than 50 years ago, mental health nurses have had an important role in helping patients to manage their medication. They administer drugs, educate patients on the likely effects - positive and negative - monitor side-effects and evaluate treatment responses.

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