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Volume 5, issue 3

Schizofrenia

Research on subjective experiences of patients treated with neuroleptics

Tomasz Szafrański1, Sławomir Murawiec1
1. III Kliniki Psychiatrii IPiN w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1996, 5, 265-283
Keywords: schizophrenia, neuroleptic drugs, subjective aspects

Abstract

Paradigm and results of a study on treated patients' subjective response to neuroleptics and on their evaluation of the medication are presented. The significance of this research for short and long-term prediction of treatment outcome, patients' compliance and the planning of appropriate treatment strategies in schizophrenia is discussed. The following categorization is proposed of phenomena connected with experiences of patients treated with neuroleptics: subjective response to a neuroleptic drug, undesirable mental symptoms, subjective interpretation of drug action, attitude towards neuroleptics, and quality of life in the course of treatment with neuroleptics.

Address for correspondence:
Lek. Tomasz Szafrański, III Klinika Psychiatrii, Instytut Psychiatrii i Neurologii,
02-957 Warszawa, AI.Sobieskiego 1/9.