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OBJECTIVE To examine the degree to which South African physicians use similar treatment guidelines in their prescription of antipsychotic medication. METHOD Data on the prescriptions for Xhosa patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder were retrospectively examined to investigate differences between three catchment areas in the Western Cape,(More)
OBJECTIVE Epidemiological studies indicate that methamphetamine (MA) abuse poses a major challenge to health in the Western Cape. The objectives of this study were to retrospectively assess the trends, clinical characteristics and treatment demand of MA-related admissions to a psychiatric ward in this region. METHOD The clinical records of patients(More)
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