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Prescription Trends in Schizophrenia and Manic Depressive Psychosis

Author(s): Vineeta Sawhney, V. Chopra, B. Kapoor, J. R. Thappa, Vishal R. Tandon

Journal: JK Science : Journal of Medical Education & Research
ISSN 0972-1177

Volume: 7;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 156;
Date: 2005;
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Keywords: Prescription trends | Typical and atypical antipsychotics | MDP | Schizophrenia

The prospective study was carried out by collecting and evaluating prescriptions trends inschizophrenia and manic depressive psychosis in Outpatient in Government Psychiatry Hospital,Jammu. The present study indicated nitrazepam & parkinforte (Trifluperazine + chlorpromazine+ Trihexphenidyl ) to be the most preferred drug for treatment of schizophrenia whereasnitrazepam and lithium for manic depressive psychosis. The present study suggests thatprescriptions of our hospital are rational and includes drug therapy as per standard treatmentguidelines (2002) of WHO.
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