Relapse rates following antipsychotic discontinuation in the maintenance phase after first-episode of schizophrenia: Results of a long-term follow-up study.

Üçok A., Kara İ. A.

Schizophrenia research, vol.225, pp.31-38, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 225
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.schres.2019.10.015
  • Journal Name: Schizophrenia research
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, BIOSIS, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.31-38
  • Keywords: First episode, Schizophrenia, Antipsychotic discontinuation, Maintenance treatment, Relapse, 1ST EPISODE SCHIZOPHRENIA, GERMAN RESEARCH NETWORK, PSYCHOTIC SYMPTOMS, PREMORBID ADJUSTMENT, PREDICTORS, MEDICATION, REMISSION
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background: When the antipsychotic treatment should be discontinued after first-episode of schizophrenia (FES) in patients who had a good response to initial treatment is still controversial. The aim of this naturalistic follow-up study was to determine the rate of antipsychotic discontinuation in the maintenance phase and its consequences, after FES.