Effectiveness of clonidine in treating psychiatric illness

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Keywords: Psychiatric illness, treatment, clonidine


One in four individuals experience an episode of psychiatric illness in their lifetime; the worldwide incidence of schizophrenia is 1% and that of bipolar disorder (BPD) is 1–2%. Due to the social stigma associated with psychiatric illness, and the side effects of neuroleptic treatments, the consequences for individuals can be devastating and lifelong.