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dc.contributor.authorAngermeyer, MC
dc.contributor.authorBoitz, K
dc.contributor.authorLoffler, W
dc.contributor.authorMuller, P
dc.contributor.authorPriebe, S
dc.identifier.citationAngermeyer MC, e. (2017). [Attitude of family to clozapine]. - PubMed - NCBI. [online] Available at: [Accessed 4 Sep. 2017].
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dc.description.abstractAIM: Evaluations of clozapine treatment by relatives of schizophrenic patients were assessed as part of an exploratory study and compared with the patients' own assessment.
dc.description.abstractMETHOD: 46 relatives of individuals suffering from schizophrenia were questioned by means of a problem-centred interview.
dc.description.abstractRESULTS: In addition to the positive effects on the schizophrenic illness, relatives strikingly often pointed out the calming, sleep-improving effect of clozapine. As opposed to the patients, the majority of relatives were well aware of the risks associated with discontinuing the drug treatment. Both patients and relatives complained about the sedative effect and the increased need for sleep associated with clozapine treatment. However, diverging evaluations were given with regard to hypersalivation, anticholinergic effects, and weight gain. Relatives were more concerned about possible organ damage occurring as a long-term effect than the patients. Further, indications were found that relatives were more worried by the risk of haematotoxic effects resulting from clozapine treatment than the patients. It could be said that, among the relatives, there was a slightly greater awareness of the advantages of clozapine treatment in comparison with conventional neuroleptics than there was with the patients.
dc.description.abstractCONCLUSION: The importance of relatives' views in the effort to secure adequate neuroleptic treatment despite the current economic restrictions should not be under-estimated.
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dc.relation.ispartofPSYCHIAT PRAX
dc.titleClozapine - Assessment by relatives
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 1999 Thieme Verlagsgruppe
dc.relation.isPartOfPSYCHIAT PRAX
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry/Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry/Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine/Psychiatry

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