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Maintenance antipsychotic pharmacotherapy, relapse, and length of stay out of the hospital in chronic schizophrenics in Greece.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  915497     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective study of 820 rehospitalization of chronic schizophrenics in Greece showed no significant difference in the discharge-rehospitalization, discharge-relapse, and relapse-rehospitalization time intervals, between the patients who continued to receive their medication after discharge regularly, and the patients who discontinued their medication upon discharge. Furthermore, there seemed to be an increased social adaptability or tolerance of the psychotic behavior of the patients who had discontinued their medication, suggested by their longer relapse-rehospitalization time interval.
N Manos; I Taratsidis; K Pappas; C Routsonis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nervous and mental disease     Volume:  165     ISSN:  0022-3018     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nerv. Ment. Dis.     Publication Date:  1977 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-12-29     Completed Date:  1977-12-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375402     Medline TA:  J Nerv Ment Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  361-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Patient Compliance*
Patient Dropouts
Patient Readmission*
Retrospective Studies
Schizophrenia / drug therapy*
Social Adjustment
Time Factors

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