The use of clozapine in borderline-intellectual-functioning and mentally retarded schizophrenic patients

Martha Sajatovic*, Luis F. Ramirez, John T. Kenny, Herbert Y. Meltzer

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Abstract

The effect of clozapine, and atypical antipsychotic medication, in five patients with treatment-resistant schizo-phrenia or schizoaffective disorder and borderline intellectual functioning or mental retardation (MR) was studied. Four of the five patients responded favorably to clozapine with few side effects. Progressive improvement in psychopathology, social functioning, and ability to participate in daily activities were noted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-33
Number of pages5
JournalComprehensive Psychiatry
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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