A 47-year-old man is admitted to the hospital after threatening to harm a radio announcer he believe

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  1. samuel

    samuel New Member

    A 47-year-old man is admitted to the hospital after threatening to harm a radio announcer he believed was broadcasting his thoughts. Over the past 20 years, he has had multiple psychiatric hospitalizations for threatening people who he believed were plotting against him, trying to control his mind, or causing him to hear voices by implanting devices in his head. Past symptoms improved with neuroleptic therapy; after discharge, he discontinued the medication and his symptoms worsened. Which of the following is the most appropriate pharmacotherapy to decrease this patient's risk for future hospitalization?

    A
    ) Clozapine

    B
    ) Fluphenazine hydrochloride

    C
    ) Haloperidol decanoate

    D
    ) Risperidone

    E
    ) Trifluoperazine hydrochloride

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