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Titolo:
Relapse prevention in schizophrenia: attitudes of neurologists-psychiatrists
Autore:
Bergiannaki, JD; Hatzimanolis, J; Liappas, J; Sakkas, PN; Stefanis, CN;
Indirizzi:
Univ Athens, Eginit Hosp, Mental Hlth Res Inst, GR-11528 Athens, Greece Univ Athens Athens Greece GR-11528 lth Res Inst, GR-11528 Athens, Greece
Titolo Testata:
EUROPEAN PSYCHIATRY
fascicolo: 2, volume: 16, anno: 2001,
pagine: 90 - 98
SICI:
0924-9338(200103)16:2<90:RPISAO>2.0.ZU;2-L
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PHARMACOLOGICAL TREATMENT; TARDIVE-DYSKINESIA; NORTHWICK PARK; 1ST EPISODES; FOLLOW-UP; STRATEGIES; PSYCHOSIS; ILLNESS;
Keywords:
neurologists-psychiatrists; prevention; relapse; schizophrenia; treatment attitudes;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
57
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Bergiannaki, JD Univ Athens, Eginit Hosp, Mental Hlth Res Inst, Vas Sophias Ave 72-74, GR-11528 Athens, Greece Univ Athens Vas Sophias Ave 72-74 Athens Greece GR-11528
Citazione:
J.D. Bergiannaki et al., "Relapse prevention in schizophrenia: attitudes of neurologists-psychiatrists", EUR PSYCHIA, 16(2), 2001, pp. 90-98

Abstract

The overall high relapse rates observed in schizophrenia are attributed toseveral causes. One important factor influencing satisfactory prevention of relapse is the lack of consistent treatment strategies among medical doctors, especially neurologists-psychiatrists. Nearly one-third of the membersof the Hellenic Society of Neurology and Psychiatry were asked to fill in anonymously a structured questionnaire on their treatment attitudes and prescribing tactics regarding schizophrenic patients both after the first schizophrenic episode and after multiple episodes. The majority of Greek neurologists-psychiatrists seem to adopt prescribing habits that approximate the current international standards for prevention of schizophrenic relapse. Their attitudes regarding the treatment and prevention of relapse for the first schizophrenic episode and first relapse are determined from multiple factors. These are: the expected relapse rates after the first episode, the expected prevalence of extrapyramidal side effects following a long-term neuroleptic treatment, the patient's expected treatment compliance after the first episode, the doctor's experience with treating schizophrenics, and lastly the knowledge of current literature on the topic. These results point tothe need for continuing education, especially of the younger mental healthprofessionals and those working in the private sector, addressing the issue of the actual risk of developing side effects from the treatment. In due course, benefits could result for everyday psychiatric practice and the patients' compliance with treatment. (C) 2001 Editions scientifiques et medicales Elsevier SAS.

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