The Lancet recently run a study looking at the use of cognitive therapy in people with schizophrenia
They found some benefit in terms of improvements in certain, but not all symptoms. Though the BBC claims that talking therapies are as good as drugs as there was no direct comparison between cognitive therapy and antipsychotics..
But having looked at the issue, it did strike me that antipsychotics are, well, a bit rubbish. A large amount of people stop using them due to side effects such as weight gain and drowsiness.
Is there any evidence that other drugs would be of more benefit - or anyone known of ongoing research into potentail new treatments for schizophrenia