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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Hamann, J; Kissling, W; Leucht, S 
Title:
How Long do Psychiatrists Wait for Response Before They Switch to Another Antipsychotic? 
Abstract:
For how long an antipsychotic should be tried before it is considered ineffective is an important but as yet unanswered question. For the individual patient, it is of great relevance whether to be maintained on an ineffective drug for 2, 4, 6, or 8 weeks. Interviews with two samples of German hospital psychiatrists were undertaken to study treatment patterns with respect to antipsychotic nonresponse. Psychiatrists waited for an average of 3 weeks before switching antipsychotics due to nonrespons...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Psychopharmacol Bull 
Year:
2007 
Journal volume:
40 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
149-154 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0048-5764 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie