Previous hospital admissions and disease severity predict the use of antipsychotic combination treatment in patients with schizophrenia

@inproceedings{Bolstad2011PreviousHA,
  title={Previous hospital admissions and disease severity predict the use of antipsychotic combination treatment in patients with schizophrenia},
  author={Albert Bolstad and Ole A. Andreassen and Jan Ivar R\ossberg and Ingrid Agartz and Ingrid Melle and Lars Tanum},
  booktitle={BMC psychiatry},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Although not recommended in treatment guidelines, previous studies have shown a frequent use of more than one antipsychotic agent among patients with schizophrenia. The main aims of the present study were to explore the antipsychotic treatment regimen among patients with schizophrenia in a catchment area-based sample and to investigate clinical characteristics associated with antipsychotic combination treatment. METHODS The study included 329 patients diagnosed with schizophrenia… CONTINUE READING

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