[The application of long-acting injectable antipsychotics in clinical practice (overcoming of obstacles)].

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[The application of long-acting injectable antipsychotics in clinical practice (overcoming of obstacles)].

Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 2014;114(10):102-5

Authors: Lutova NB

Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To explore the patients' attitudes towards the long-acting injectable antipsychotics.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: Authors surveyed 164 psychotic outpatients.
RESULTS: Psychiatrists suggested long-acting injectable antipsychotics to 59.7% of the patients. Among these patients, 64.3% agreed with and 35.5% rejected this treatment. The fear of side-effects (57.1%) and the need of regular visits to psychiatrists (48.6%) were the main reasons of the rejection. The advantages of long-acting injectable antipsychotics, as viewed by the patients, and some obstacles to their use were determined.
CONCLUSION: Psychoeducational and psychoterapeutical programs for patients and psychiatrists are needed.

PMID: 25591527 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]