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BRIEF RESEARCH COMMUNICATION
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 257-259

Anti-psychotic prescription pattern: A preliminary survey of Psychiatrists in India


Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012, India

Correspondence Address:
Sandeep Grover
Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.70982

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Although anti-psychotic medications are available in India since a long time, little is known about the prescription patterns of Indian psychiatrists. An email survey was sent to 1100 psychiatrists, of which 168 responded. The three most commonly prescribed anti-psychotics were risperidone, olanzapine, and haloperidol. It was also found that typical anti-psychotics comprise of 25.15% (SD=21.66; range 0-100) of all prescriptions and in about 22.36% of the cases the psychiatrists were using more than one anti-psychotic in the same patient.



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