Prescribing second-generation antipsychotics and the evolving standard of care in Italy.

@article{Barbui2002PrescribingSA,
  title={Prescribing second-generation antipsychotics and the evolving standard of care in Italy.},
  author={Corrado Barbui and Andrea Danese and Giuseppe Guaiana and Lisa Mapelli and Luca Miele and Emiliano Monzani and Mauro Percudani},
  journal={Pharmacopsychiatry},
  year={2002},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={
          239-43
        }
}
The present study was carried out to investigate the routine use of second-generation antipsychotic drugs in the Italian psychiatric care system. Seven outpatient psychiatric services enrolled a consecutive case series of patients who were being treated, or had started treatment, with clozapine, olanzapine, risperidone, or quetiapine. Information on sociodemographic and clinical variables, current psychotropic drug use, side-effects and past use of typical drugs was collected. In addition… CONTINUE READING
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