Schizophrenia Top 10

  1. What is the best way to treat people with schizophrenia that is unresponsive to treatment?
  2. What training is needed to recognise the early signs of recurrence?
  3. Should there be compulsory community outpatient treatment for people with severe mental disorders?
  4. How can sexual dysfunction due to antipsychotic drug therapy be managed?
  5. What are the benefits of supported employment for people with schizophrenia in terms of quality of life, self esteem, long-term employment prospects and illness outcomes?
  6. Do the adverse effects of antipsychotic drugs outweigh the benefits?
  7. What are the benefits of hospital treatment compared with home care for psychotic episodes?
  8. What are the clinical benefits and cost-effectiveness of monitoring the physical health of people with schizophrenia?
  9. What are the clinical, social and economic outcomes - including quality of life and the methods and effects of risk monitoring - of treatment by acute day hospitals, assertive outreach teams, in-patient units, and crisis resolution and home treatment teams?
  10. What interventions could reduce weight gain in schizophrenia?