PMID: 7085587Jul 1, 1982Paper

Predicting pharmacotherapy outcome by subjective response

The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
E B FinkC B Qualls

Abstract

Subjective response to the initial 24-hour dosage of psychoactive medication was evaluated as a predictor of clinical outcome in 33 drug-free patients with DSM-III diagnoses of functional psychoses. Pretreatment evaluation included measures of symptom severity, role functioning and attitude towards treatment. Clinical improvement after 8-21 days was significantly correlated with subjective response. The author suggests that inquiry regarding a patient's early subjective response to prescribe chemotherapy can help to identify ultimate drug refusal and clinical unresponsiveness.

Citations

Jan 1, 1990·Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry·E PiJ Ananth
Jan 1, 1997·European Psychiatry : the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists·S Priebe, M Bröker

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