ผู้วิจัย/Authors: Wanchai Kitaroonchai
ชื่อเรื่อง/Title: The use conventional antipsychotics in acute episode of schizophrenia in 1989 and 1999
แหล่งที่มา/Source: Journal of Mental Health of Thailand, Vol. 9, No 1, June-September 2001, Page 28.
รายละเอียด / Details:
The purpose of this research was to stuey the pattern of conventional antipsychotic dosage in acute achizophrenic pateients over a 10 -year interval. The sample were selected from acute schizophrenic patients who attended inpatient unit. For each patient the following daata were collected by reviewing the medical record ;demorgraphic data lemgth of stay number of admission duration of illness and specific type and daily dose of conventional antipsychotics for each day of hospitalization. Result : the total mean daily dose of antipsychotic drug in schizophrenic patients increased from 737.77+389.75 mg. Chlorpromazine equivalent in 1989 to 1,015.75+500.33 mg chlorpromazine equivalent in 1999. There was a shift of antipsychotic type from low and high potency in 1989 to high potency in 1999. Conclusion : in 1999 there was higher dosage and more high potency of conventional antipsychitic drug in acute schizophrenic patients than 10 year earlier.
Keywords: conventional antipsychotic, acute of schizophrenia, psychiatry, drug
Address: Srithunya Hospital, Department of Mental Health
Country of publication: Thailand.
Category: Abstract Journal.
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