Antipsychotic long-acting injections: mind the gap.

  title={Antipsychotic long-acting injections: mind the gap.},
  author={Maxine X. Patel and Mark Taylor and Anthony S. David},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry. Supplement},
Long-acting injections of antipsychotic medication (or depots) were developed specifically to promote treatment adherence and are a valuable option for maintenance medication in psychotic illnesses. Approximately 40-60% of patients with schizophrenia are partially or totally non-adherent to their antipsychotic regimen, but only 30% or less are prescribed a long-acting injection. The use of such injections has declined in recent years after the introduction of second-generation (atypical) oral… CONTINUE READING

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