The way neuroleptics are used in relapse prevention is a very controversial topic. Fifty percent of all schizophrenic patients do not receive sufficient prophylactic treatment and suffer from frequent relapses. To help correct this situation, leading international experts in the field of neuroleptic relapse prevention (n.r.p.) agreed upon guidelines after intensive discussions at a consensus workshop in Bruges in April 1989. Precise guidelines to the most important questions on n.r.p. are formulated, especially concerning indications, treatment duration and dosage. The current state of the literature on these questions is presented in comprehensive reviews. For the practicing psychiatrist or general practitioner, exact guidelines for prophylactic treatment are presented; for patients and their families eager to obtain more information, the scientific basis of the treatment is explained. This book of proceedings on psychiatry is intended for clinicians and practitioners.
I Relapse Prevention in Different Countries: The Current Situation.- United States.- Austria.- United Kingdom.- Sweden.- Sweden.- Federal Republic of Germany.- Federal Republic of Germany.- United States.- United Kingdom.- Switzerland.- Federal Republic of Germany.- II Reviews of the Literature.- The Interaction of Drug and Family Therapy in the Prevention of Relapse in Schizophrenia.- Predictors of Risk of Relapse in Schizophrenia.- Who Should Be Treated?.- Dosage and Route of Administration of Neuroleptic Drugs During Different Phases of a Schizophrenic Illness.- Duration of Neuroleptic Maintenance Treatment.- III General Discussion.- General Discussion.- IV Guidelines for Neuroleptic Relapse Prevention in Schizophrenia.- Towards a Consensus View.
Number Of Pages: 166
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.26