Decision Aid Summary

Title Antipsychotic Medicines for Treating Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: A Review of the Research for Adults and Caregivers.
Audience People with, or people who care for people with, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
Options included Older antipsychotics (Haloperidol, Thioridazine, Fluphenazine, Trifluoperazine,
Chlorpromazine, Perphenazine).
Newer Antipsychotics (Aripiprazole, Clozapine, Ziprasidone, Risperidone,
Asenapine, Quetiapine, Olanzapine).
Year of last update or review 2013
Format Web, paper, audio, PDF
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Where was it developed?
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Health condition Schizophrenia Bipolar Disorder
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English, Spanish
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
5 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.