Are the newer atypical antipsychotics (Zyprexa, etc) better than the older agents for schizophrenia

Are the newer atypical antipsychotics (Zyprexa, etc) better than the older agents for schizophrenia?

Many patients on antipsychotics get atypicals...because they're thought to be better tolerated or more effective.

Now a big gov't study, CATIE, suggests newer atypicals are not much better than perphenazine (Trilafon).

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