Andre F. Joubert

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BACKGROUND Symptoms of depression and anxiety are frequently encountered in the course of schizophrenia and are of considerable clinical importance. They may compromise social and vocational functioning, and they are associated with an increased risk of relapse and suicide. Various treatment approaches have been reported to be successful. METHOD The(More)
With the increasing use of evidence-based medicine and the welcome introduction of innovations such as computer technology into daily practice, there is now the opportunity to link these two new approaches to the awareness of quality measurement within psychiatry. As awareness of costs in medical treatment increases, the emphasis on quality management(More)
The introduction of the novel antipsychotics has had a major impact upon the treatment of schizophrenia. However, the greater acquisition costs of these drugs puts them beyond the reach of large sectors of the world's population. Consequently, the gap between the levels of care in high-income and low-income countries is likely to widen even further.(More)
As a consequence of an increased awareness of quality management in psychiatry the Lundbeck Institute has developed a software program called Psychiatry Quality Measurement (PQM). This is an electronic documentation and quality measurement system with a large data-collecting function to record longitudinal data of the full psychiatric visit, covering all(More)
The Lundbeck International Psychiatric Institute was founded as an independent forum for discussions by international psychiatrists on the treatment of mood disorders and schizophrenia with the aim to improve the treatment of patients suffering from CNS-diseases. The Institute has presented 18 schizophrenia seminars until the end of 1998. These seminars(More)
Citalopram is a selective serotonin (5-HT) reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) developed by H. Lundbeck A/S in Denmark. It is the most selective serotonin antidepressant with proven efficacy, a favourable pharmacokinetic profile and a low potential for interactions with other concomitant medication. The drug has a low incidence of side effects, even when compared to(More)
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