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Fluoxetine augmentation of clozapine treatment in patients with schizophrenia
Am J Psychiatry 1996;153:1625-1627.
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OBJECTIVE: The authors examined the efficacy of fluoxetine augmentation of clozapine treatment response in schizophrenic outpatients who, despite adequate treatment with clozapine, continued to exhibit persistent positive or negative symptoms. METHOD: Thirty-three patients completed on 8-week, double-blind, parallel-groups comparison of adjunctive fluoxetine and placebo. RESULTS: There were no significant differences in positive, negative, depressive, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms between patients given adjunctive fluoxetine or placebo. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that fluoxetine is not effective in augmenting clozapine treatment response.

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