Changes in medication practices for hospitalized psychiatric patients: 2009 versus 2004.

  title={Changes in medication practices for hospitalized psychiatric patients: 2009 versus 2004.},
  author={Franca Centorrino and Antonio Ventriglio and Alessio Vincenti and Alessandra Talamo and Ross J. Baldessarini},
  journal={Human psychopharmacology},
  volume={25 2},
BACKGROUND We tested the hypothesis that combinations and total daily doses of psychotropics for hospitalized patients diagnosed with major psychiatric disorders are rising. METHODS We evaluated McLean Hospital records of 481 consecutive inpatients with DSM-IV schizophrenia, schizoaffective, or bipolar disorders in 2004 (n = 278) or 2009 (n = 203) to compare characteristics and treatments. RESULTS In 2009, Clinical Global Impression (CGI)-severity scores were 6% lower at intake and improved… CONTINUE READING
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