There are high rates of antipsychotic
use in patients with dementia.
The incidence of sexual dysfunction in patients on antipsychotic
therapy is a function of the agent they are on.
It has been identified that limited training and education for staff in person-centred care compounded by low staffing levels impacts on the ability to use non-pharmacological management and contributes to antipsychotic
medication use (Lawrence et al 2016; Cohen-Mansfield et al 2013; Ervin et al 2014; Productivity Commission 2011).
6% of them were due to exposure to antipsychotic
Governments are focused on creating awareness regarding mental health and psychological illnesses, which is further anticipated to drive the demand for antipsychotics
About 30 percent of patients with schizophrenia do not achieve an adequate response to a single antipsychotic
medication, and as a result more than one in four schizophrenia patients are treated with two or more antipsychotics
, said Serge Stankovic, M.
such as haloperidol and chlorpromazine are also still being used extensively, the study found - with no significant shift towards newer, safer types such as risperidone.
polypharmacy is not well supported by evidence-based research.
Since clozapine is the best treatment for TRS patients, the aim of the present study is to investigate wether clozapine is actually and adequately prescribed for patients with TRS as well as to evaluate the patterns of antipsychotic
drugs prescription for patients with TRS in the CAPS of Sao Paulo.
The focus of this paper is the public reporting of antipsychotic
use on the NHC website.
Thus, this study aimed to: (1) Examine the prescription patterns of antipsychotic
medications for depression across China nationally from 2002 to 2012; and (2) to explore the demographic and clinical correlates of adjunctive antipsychotic
treatment and the association with treatment satisfaction and QOL.
Clinical guidelines consistently suggest the use of antipsychotic
drugs for the treatment of the behavioral symptoms of dementia only when other, non-pharmacological attempts to ameliorate the behaviors have failed, and the individuals pose a threat to themselves or to others," they said.