Treatment Initiation And Dose Titration

Psych Drug Monitoring

Once the questions above are answered, the clinician should select an antipsychotic medication and initiate the treatment trial. The algorithm from the practice guidelines for schizophrenia developed by the American Psychiatric Association may be useful for drug selection (Figure 1-1). Selection of an agent in emergency settings for the management of the gross agitation, excitement, and violent behavior associated with psychosis might be based on clinical symptoms, differences in efficacy or...