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Patient: Female, 26 years old
Interventions: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), risperidone (Risperdal), haloperidol (Haldol), bromperidol (Bromidol), olanzapine (Zyprexa), aripiprazole (Abilify), sertindole (Serlect), lithium (Eskalith)
Case: A 26-year-old African woman with an 18-month history of schizophrenia was admitted for a psychotic relapse, with auditory hallucinations, delusions, and agitation. She had no other remarkable medical history, and initial laboratory test results were normal. She had stopped taking aripiprazole 6 months earlier, as she was feeling better and believed that her illness was cured. While hospitalized, she received successive trials of …