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Title: Antipsychotic polypharmacy: Retrospective evaluation of cases with psychotic disorder followed in outpatient clinic
Authors: Cetin, Sahabettin
Sengul, Melike Ceyhan Balci
Ozdel, Osman
Keywords: Antipsychotics
Psychotic disorders
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Klinik Psikiyatri Dergisi
Abstract: Objective: In this study, it was aimed to investigate the sociodemographic and clinical features that may be related to antipsychotic polypharmacy and to discuss the causes and effects of this condition. Method: The records of the cases followed up at the psychotic disorders outpatient clinic were analyzed retrospectively. Sociodemographic and disease related clinical features, Clinical Global Impression Scale (CGI) Severity of Illness and Advers Events in their last applications were evaluated. Results: The most common diagnosis is schizophrenia with a rate of 63.6% (n = 150). It was determined that 76.7% (n = 181) of 236 patients included in the study were using at least two antipsychotic drugs, %64.8 (n=153) were using long acting parenteral antipsychotics. When comparing antipsychotic polypharmacy and monotherapy patients;statistically significant difference was found in terms of age, gender, onset age of disease, history of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), long termparenteral antipsychotic use, number of hospitalizations and duration of their last hospitalization, Clinical Global Impression Scale severity of illness and advers events scores. Discussion: Although there is insufficient data on the efficacy and safety of antipsychotic polypharmacy, it appears that it is preferred in practice far above the recommendations of treatment guidelines.It seems important to understand the causes of this situation, and to make adjustments in the practices and guidelines of clinicians. Medical, social and economic consequences caused by antipsychotic polypharmacyshould be considered.
ISSN: 1302-0099
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