Long-term antipsychotic polypharmacy in the VA health system: patient characteristics and treatment patterns.

@article{Kreyenbuhl2007LongtermAP,
  title={Long-term antipsychotic polypharmacy in the VA health system: patient characteristics and treatment patterns.},
  author={Julie Kreyenbuhl and Marcia Valenstein and John McCarthy and Dara Ganoczy and Frederic C. Blow},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2007},
  volume={58 4},
  pages={489-95}
}
OBJECTIVE Although antipsychotic polypharmacy is being prescribed with increasing frequency, few studies have described patient characteristics and treatment patterns associated with long-term use of this treatment strategy. METHODS By using data from the National Psychosis Registry of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 5,826 patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder who received long-term antipsychotic polypharmacy (simultaneous treatment with two or more antipsychotics for 90… CONTINUE READING

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