Year : 2010  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 317--340

Research on antipsychotics in India


Ajit Avasthi1, Munish Aggarwal1, Sandeep Grover1, Mohd Khalid Rasheed Khan2 
1 Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India

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Ajit Avasthi
Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
India

Antipsychotic as a class of medications became available for treatment of various psychiatric disorders in the early 1950SQs. Over the last 60 years many antipsychotics have become available. In line with the west, Indian researchers have evaluated the efficacy of antipsychotics in various conditions. Additionally, researchers have also evaluated the important safety and tolerability issues. Here, we review data originating from India in the form of drug trials, effectiveness, usefulness, safety and tolerability of antipsychotics. Additionally, data with respect to other important treatment related issues is discussed.


How to cite this article:
Avasthi A, Aggarwal M, Grover S, Khan MR. Research on antipsychotics in India.Indian J Psychiatry 2010;52:317-340


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Avasthi A, Aggarwal M, Grover S, Khan MR. Research on antipsychotics in India. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Aug 7 ];52:317-340
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