Journal article

Antipsychotic Medications in Major Depression and the Association with Treatment Satisfaction and Quality of Life: Findings of Three National Surveys on Use of Psychotropics in China Between 2002 and 2012

Yu-Xi Wang, Yu-Tao Xiang, Yun-Ai Su, Qian Li, Liang Shu, Chee H Ng, Gabor S Ungvari, Helen FK Chiu, Yu-Ping Nin, Gao-Hua Wang, Pei-Shen Bai, Tao Li, Li-Zhong Sun, Jian-Guo Shi, Xian-Sheng Chen, Qi-Yi Mei, Ke-Qing Li, Xin Yu, Tian-Mei Si

CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Optimizing treatment outcomes for depression requires understanding of how evidence-based treatments are utilized in clinical practice. Antipsychotic medications concurrent with antidepressant treatment are frequently used in major depression, but few studies have investigated trends and patterns of their use over time. This study aimed to examine the prescription patterns of antipsychotic medications for major depression in China from 2002 to 2012 and their association with treatment satisfaction and quality of life (QOL). METHODS: A total of 3655 subjects with major depression treated in 45 Chinese psychiatric hospitals/centers nationwide were interviewed between 2002 and 2012...

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