How psychiatrists inform themselves and their patients about risks and benefits of antipsychotic treatment.

@article{Mendel2009HowPI,
  title={How psychiatrists inform themselves and their patients about risks and benefits of antipsychotic treatment.},
  author={Rosmarie T Mendel and Johannes Hamann and Eva Traut-Mattausch and Eva Jonas and Stephan Heres and Dieter Frey and Werner Kissling},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2009},
  volume={120 2},
  pages={112-9}
}
OBJECTIVE In order to choose the best treatment option, physicians have to inform themselves and their patients about both the benefits and risks of available treatment options equally. Our study aims to investigate whether psychiatrists actually do conduct such a balanced information search and presentation. METHOD Psychiatrists' information search and information presentation to a patient with schizophrenia were studied using two separate experiments. In both, participants were presented… CONTINUE READING

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