Title

Clozapine in schizophrenia and its association with treatment satisfaction and quality of life: Findings of the three national surveys on use of psychotropic medications in China (2002-2012)

Publication Date

2015

Journal Title

Schizophr Res

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: We examined the time trends and correlates of clozapine use in schizophrenia patients in China. METHOD: A total of 14,013 patients with schizophrenia treated in 45 psychiatric hospitals/centers nationwide were interviewed in 2002, 2006 and 2012. Patients' socio-demographic and clinical characteristics including psychopathology, medication side effects, satisfaction with treatment and quality of life (QOL) were recorded in a standardized fashion. RESULTS: Clozapine was used in 32.9% of the whole sample; with corresponding figures of 39.7%, 32.5% and 26.4% in 2002, 2006 and 2012 (p

Volume Number

168

Issue Number

1-2

Pages

523-9

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2015/08/19

Status

Faculty

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Psychiatry

Additional Departments

Molecular Medicine

PMID

26277534

DOI

10.1016/j.schres.2015.07.048