Journal article

Prescription patterns of psychotropic medications and use of electroconvulsive therapy in Chinese patients with dementia

Lu Li, Zhi-Min Wang, Helen FK Chiu, Gabor S Ungvari, Chee H Ng, Ada WY Tse, Grace KI Lok, Jian-Song Zhou, Yu-Tao Xiang

International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics | DUSTRI-VERLAG DR KARL FEISTLE | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Little is known about psychiatric pharmacotherapy and somatic treatments in dementia in China. This study examined the prescription patterns of psychotropic medications and use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in dementia patients hospitalized in a psychiatric institution in Beijing, China. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review of 401 patients with dementia treated over a period of 7 years (2007 - 2013) in a university-affiliated psychiatric institution in Beijing. Socio-demographic and clinical data were collected from the electronic chart management system (ECMS) for discharged patients. RESULTS: Nearly all patients (96.8%) received psychotropic medications in order ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Beijing Nova Program of the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission


Funding Acknowledgements

The study was supported in part by grants from the National Science Foundation of China (No. 30800367; 30770776; 81171270) and the Beijing Nova Program of the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission (No. 2008B59).