Awarded Trial: 00-133
Secondary Drug Intervention
Duration of Study Period for Each Subject
6.9 days (Risperidone), 7 days (Olanzapine), 10-20 days
PANSS, duration of hospitalization (number of days to discharge), GAF, Chi Square
The authors compared the efficacy of risperidone and olanzapine in hospitalized acutely psychotic patients. Eighty five patients were enrolled and duration of hospitalization was the principal outcome measurement. There was no difference between the two medications on this measure.
Kraus JE, Sheitman BB, Cook A, Reviere R, Lieberman JA. Olanzapine versus risperidone in newly admitted acutely ill psychotic patients. J Clin Psychiatry. 2005 Dec;66(12):1564-8.
Department of Psychiatry
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB # 7160
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