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The Use of Fluphenazines in a Continuing-Care Program
David Owens
Psychiatric Services 1978; doi:
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San Diego (Calif.) County Mental Health Services

American Psychiatric Association

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The author describes his experience in using long-acting injectable fluphenazines with chronic schizophrenic patients in a continuing-care program in San Diego County. He has found the drug to be economical, long-lasting in therapeutic effect, and less likely than other drugs to produce serious side-effects, particularly tardive dyskinesia. In addition, use of injectables makes it possible to avoid depending on untrained operators of residential facilities to see that the patients take their drugs.

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