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A PRESCRIBING PATTERN OF DRUGS IN DEPRESSION, MOOD DISORDER AND SCHIZOPHRENIA: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY

Dr. Y. Sravani* and Dr. B. Siddartha

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Background: Now a days, psychiatric disorders became the major causes of morbidity. The availability of the data pertaining to prescribing pattern of drugs in psychiatric disorders is limited. The information provided related to rational prescribing and evidence based medicine by prescription monitoring studies. In this experiment, we focused our study on prescribing pattern in depression and schizophrenia. The out-patients who visited in the department of tertiary care hospital to get treatment, the common reasons among them are depression, mood disorder and schizophrenia. Objective: To check the prescribing pattern of drugs in depression, mood disorder and schizophrenia are in accordance with WHO guidelines. Methods: It is a prospective observational study conducted in psychiatric outpatient department over a period of three months. Patient data collection form was used to collect the data. Different softwares used like SAS 9.2, MS Excel etc… in the analysis of the data. Results: The study was conducted on 64 patients. Patient diagnosed with depressions are 11, patients diagnosed with mood disorder are 11 and patients diagnosed with schizophrenia are 4 and others 38. The maximum frequency was observed in the age group of 25-44 years. The drug classes, serotonin reuptake inhibitors and benzodiazepines were used to treat these diseases. Conclusion: The prescribing pattern used in the treatment of depression, mood disorder and schizophrenia is under the WHO guidelines. Drugs should be prescribed by Trade name.

Keywords: Prescribing Pattern, Depression, Mood Disorder, Schizophrenia, Benzodiazepines.


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