Journal article

Medication for psychosis - consumption and consequences: The second Australian national survey of psychosis

Anna Waterreus, Vera A Morgan, David Castle, Cherrie Galletly, Assen Jablensky, Patsy Di Prinzio, Sonal Shah

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2012


BACKGROUND: Most people diagnosed with a psychotic disorder will be prescribed psychotropic medication. The second Australian national survey of psychosis provided a unique opportunity to examine the pharmacological treatment of psychotic disorders from the perspective of the consumer. The aim of this paper is to report on medication use, adherence and perceived efficacy, and to describe side effect profiles. METHOD: Data on self-reported medication use in the 4 weeks prior to interview, including type, duration, adherence, side effects and helpfulness was collected from participants interviewed in the course of the second Australian national survey of psychosis. RESULTS: The majority (91.6%..

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