PMID: 235247Apr 1, 1975

Psychotropic drugs on general medical and surgical wards of a teaching hospital

Archives of General Psychiatry
J R DavidsonM Gebhardt

Abstract

We examined the prescribing habits for psychotropic drugs of internists, surgeons, and gynecologists on their inpatient wards in a teaching hospital. Data were gathered from patients' charts and pharmacy records. In a six-week period, 9% of all admissions received such a drug. The male:female ratio and black:white ratios were studied; the maximum incidence of receiving these medications was in the 50- to 60-year age group. Minor tranquilizers were prescribed most frequently, followed, respectively, by major tranquilizers, barbiturates, and antidepressants. Less than half the available drugs were used, but drugs of differernt groups were often used interchangeably in an unsystematic fashion, and there was little evidence as to how effective a drug had been. It also seemed that depression was often overlooked or insufficiently treated.

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Thymoleptics
Barbiturates
Diagnosis, Psychiatric
African American
Depressive Symptoms
Drug Utilization
Gynecology
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Psychotropic Drugs
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