Excessive antipsychotic dosing in 2 U.S. State hospitals.

  title={Excessive antipsychotic dosing in 2 U.S. State hospitals.},
  author={Francisco Javier Hern{\'a}ndez D{\'i}az and Jose de Leon},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={63 11},
BACKGROUND This retrospective study attempted to replicate the observation that African Americans are more prone to receive excessive doses of antipsychotics, even after variables that have not been well explored in previous studies (smoking and antipsychotic potency) are controlled for. METHOD The populations of 2 neighboring U.S. state hospitals, which were screened for patients who smoked, were included. The total sample comprised 316 patients from the first hospital (surveyed in 1990) and… CONTINUE READING

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