BeST Center

Our BeST Practices

Pharmacotherapy for Schizophrenia

The NEOMED Department of Psychiatry has convened a pharmacotherapy for schizophrenia workgroup to examine current practices in Ohio and nationally. There is compelling data indicating that pharmacotherapy practice does not always conform with existing evidence-based guidelines.

The NEOMED workgroup is focusing on appropriate treatment for first-episode and multi-episode schizophrenia for both those who have an adequate response to treatment and for those who fail to respond adequately to treatment.

Strategies focus on:

  • finding minimal effective doses;
  • decisions to discontinue antipsychotic medication;
  • the use of long-acting injectable antipsychotics;
  • the use of clozapine; and
  • decreasing the use of polypharmacy.


BeST Center

BeST Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center

Department of Psychiatry