Prescribing of antipsychotics in UK primary care: a cohort study

@inproceedings{Marston2014PrescribingOA,
  title={Prescribing of antipsychotics in UK primary care: a cohort study},
  author={Louise Marston and Irwin Nazareth and Irene Petersen and Kate R Walters and David P. J. Osborn},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2014}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the recorded indication for antipsychotic prescriptions in UK primary care. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING Primary care. PARTICIPANTS Individuals prescribed antipsychotics between 2007 and 2011. MEASURES The proportion of individuals prescribed antipsychotics with a diagnosis of (1) psychosis and bipolar disorder, (2) other diagnoses including depression, anxiety and dementia and (3) none of these diagnoses. RESULTS We identified 47,724 individuals prescribed… CONTINUE READING

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