A Case of Chronic Schizophrenia Who were Switched from Combined Treatment to Monotherapy and Achieved a Decrease in Positive Symptoms after Lowering the Clozapine Dose


Hamurcu H. D. , ÇAYKÖYLÜ A. , Peksen E., Ozturk M., Sevil N.

KLINIK PSIKOFARMAKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, vol.26, no.3, pp.324-328, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/bcp.20130127023102
  • Title of Journal : KLINIK PSIKOFARMAKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.324-328

Abstract

Despite the limited evidence to support the combination of antipsychotics in treatment resistant schizophrenia in the literature, this situation is common in clinical practice. Treatment guidelines recommend monotherapy for schizophrenia primarily. In this article, a chronic schizophrenic case whose treatment is changed from combination of clozapine with aripiprazole to clozapine monotherapy and whose positive symptoms decreased with the decrease of clozapine doses 900 mg/day to 625 mg/day is reported.