Polypharmacy in Psychiatry Practice, Volume I

  title={Polypharmacy in Psychiatry Practice, Volume I},
  author={M. Ritsner},
  booktitle={Springer Netherlands},
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Audit of Antipsychotic Polypharmacy in Christchurch
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The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines
As a prescription guide it can be useful combined with existing NICE guidelines, in both pharmacological treatment of major mental disorders and in consultation-liaison psychiatry. Expand
A comparative hospital survey of psychotropic drug prescribing.
In a survey of psychotropic drug prescribing for in-patients in three different types of psychiatric hospitals, the prevalence of combinations of more than one psychotropic drug varied from 45% inExpand
Antipsychotic polypharmacy
Attempts to reduce polypharmacy may fail, as academicians also propagate polyphARMacy, and all of the algorithms indicate polyphArmacy as an option, putting physicians in a legal and ethical bind. Expand
Drug prescribing for schizophrenic out-patients on depot injections. Repeat surveys over 18 years.
Serial surveys of the prescribing practices of psychiatrists for schizophrenic out-patients over 1970-88 showed important changes, with polypharmacy and the use of multiple neuroleptics reduced and the proportion administered by depot injection increased. Expand
Antipsychotic Polypharmacy in Patients With Schizophrenia in a Brief Hospitalization Unit
Data in this study indicate that the observed rates of AP cannot exclusively be attributed to the treatment of patients with clozapine-resistant schizophrenia, and suggests that AP is a common pharmacological strategy. Expand
A pilot study testing a medication algorithm to reduce polypharmacy
An attempt was made to reduce medications for patients already receiving polypharmacy during an episode of acute psychiatric hospitalization to reverse the trend to add medications during hospitalization. Expand
Polypharmacy in patients with schizophrenia.
This study found that acutely ill hospitalized patients with schizophrenia are being treated with more psychotropic medications, including more than 1 antipsychotic, coincidental with a decrease in adverse drug reactions and an improvement in indicators of patient outcome. Expand
Antipsychotic Polypharmacy: Is There Evidence for its Use?
The purpose of this literature review was to examine studies and other reports that have assessed the incremental benefits and deficits of combination antipsychotic therapy versus monotherapy. Expand
Polypharmacy and excessive dosing: psychiatrists' perceptions of antipsychotic drug prescription.
Logistic regression analysis revealed that the use of multiple medications and excessive dosing were influenced by the psychiatrist's scepticism towards theUse of algorithms, nurses' requests for more drugs and the patient's clinical condition. Expand