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Antipsychotic Drugs Are No Better Than a Placebo


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Researchers have found that antipsychotic drugs which are widely prescribed to treat severe post-traumatic stress symptoms for veterans are no more effective than placebos.  In addition, the drugs come with serious side effects.

The finding is such a serious blow to current treatment standards so directly that some experts say it could change treatment practices in the near future.  Although the study focused on one medication, Risperdal, the results most likely extend to an entire class of drugs, including Seroquel, Geodon and Abilify.


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