PMID: 915Dec 1, 1975

Inpatient and outpatient patterns of psychotropic drug prescribing by nonpsychiatrist physicians

The American Journal of Psychiatry
D RaftB F Lewis

Abstract

The authors found that among 228 general hospital patients, minor tranquilizers were prescribed most often and with the least justification and that major tranquilizers were prescribed sparingly and by and large judiciously. Antidepressants were given less often than would be justified by the incidence of depressive illness among these patients. Nonrecognition of depression in patients with somatic complaints and autonomic signs of depression contributed to this lack of treatment.

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Related Concepts

Thymoleptics
Diagnosis, Psychiatric
Drug Utilization
Hospitals, General
Outpatient Clinics, Hospital
Drug Prescriptions
Psychotropic Drugs
Antipsychotic Effect
Anti-Anxiety Effect

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