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Antipsychotics can cause unpleasant side effects. Each drug differs in this respect. You cannot predict in advance which drug will work best for you. It’s a matter of trial and error.

However, the side effects of the various drugs are more predictable – so you can make a choice informed by side effect profile.

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Prof. dr. Jim van OsChair Division Neuroscience, Utrecht University Medical Centre. Jim is also Visiting Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. Jim works at the interface of ‘hard’ brain science, health services research, art and subjective experiences of people with ‘lived experience’ in mental healthcare. 

Jim has been appearing on the Thomson-Reuter Web of Science list of ‘most influential scientific minds of our time’ since 2014. In 2014 he published his book ‘Beyond DSM-5‘, and in 2016 the book ‘Good Mental Health Care’. 

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