PMID: 3251Mar 1, 1976

The expectation of outcome from maintenance therapy in chronic schizophrenic patients

The British Journal of Psychiatry : the Journal of Mental Science
D A Johnson

Abstract

The results from a prospective follow-up study of a group of schizophrenic patients suggest that a significant proportion (41 per cent) are likely to relapse during a two-year period despite the prescription of long-acting injectable neuroleptic drugs. Some will relapse because of a failure of the regime, but others (32-37 per cent) because the pharmacological protection of these drugs would appear to be less effective in certain patients. Even with the major advantages of the long-acting injectable neuroleptics over oral medication, the schizophrenic patient population remains a group with a high incidence of psychiatric and social morbidity which continues to require the full resources of both the hospital and community services.

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May 1, 1975·The British Journal of Psychiatry : the Journal of Mental Science·D A Johnson
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Citations

Jan 1, 1979·The Psychiatric Quarterly·J P Leff
Nov 1, 1987·Psychiatry Research·G BartkóI Herczeg
Feb 1, 1978·Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica·S J DenckerU Malm
Sep 24, 1999·Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica·O Kampman, K Lehtinen
Mar 1, 1988·The British Journal of Psychiatry : the Journal of Mental Science·D A Johnson
Dec 1, 1979·The British Journal of Psychiatry : the Journal of Mental Science·D A Johnson
Jan 1, 1989·The Journal of International Medical Research·M Lader
Jan 1, 1986·Sozial- Und Präventivmedizin·M Gmür, A Tschopp

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