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Abstract

STUDY ON USE OF ANTIPSYCHOTICS IN PSYCHOSIS AT RMMCH

*Gowtham R., Krishnaveni K., Mohammed Ali S.K., Mohanta G.P., Gandhibabu R.

ABSTRACT

Aim: This study was aimed to study about antipsychotics utilization pattern and Quality of Life (QoL) among the patients with psychiatric disorders. Materials and methods: In this observational study 82 patients were enrolled from inpatient and outpatient of Psychiatric Department in RMMCH during the study period i.e., from December 2014 to April 2015. Various questionnaires were used to assess patient’s adherence. The data required for our study was collected from the patients (if cooperative) /care givers. Resources used for the collection of the data include, Patient case sheet and Personal interaction with the patients. Results: The study showed that Typical Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed more (64.6%) compared to Atypical drugs (35.4%). In this study, WHO Quality of Life BREF, a general questionnaire that has been extensively evaluated and was found to be improved in all domains after second follow-up. Out of 82 patients total of 33 (40.3%) patients were symptom free and 49 (59.7%) had improved symptoms partially. Medication adherence was improved after patient counseling. Conclusion: The periodic studies on drug utilization pattern of antipsychotics would help in understanding the trends of use in comparison with other reports or facilities. As our study is the first of its kind this serves as baseline data for future reference.

Keywords: Antipsychotics, Psychosis, Drug utilization.


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