Multiple versus single antipsychotic agents for hospitalized psychiatric patients: case-control study of risks versus benefits.

@article{Centorrino2004MultipleVS,
  title={Multiple versus single antipsychotic agents for hospitalized psychiatric patients: case-control study of risks versus benefits.},
  author={Franca Centorrino and Jessica L. Goren and John Hennen and Paola Salvatore and James P. Kelleher and Ross J. Baldessarini},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={161 4},
  pages={700-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Since use of multiple drugs to treat psychiatric patients is increasing, and research on this practice is rare, the authors carried out a retrospective case-control study of multiple versus single antipsychotic treatment in psychiatric inpatients. METHOD Inpatient treatment groups receiving either antipsychotic monotherapy or polytherapy were matched in terms of age, sex, diagnostic category, and admission clinical ratings (Global Assessment of Functioning [GAF] and Clinical Global… CONTINUE READING

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