A schizophrenia study from the 1970s showed those treated with psychosocial care and limited use of antipsychotics had a lower relapse rate and earlier discharge date than those who received psychiatric treatment-as-usual with a neuroleptic.
More info: 80 young men diagnosed with “schizophrenia” were followed for 3 years. Those treated without drugs were discharged sooner than participants who received the neuroleptic (chlorpromazine), and only 35% of those treated without drugs experienced relapse within a year of discharge. 45% of those treated with the neuroleptic experienced relapse. From the source: “This study indicates that among young acute schizophrenic males...Read More