Rating Scales for Adverse Drug Reactions

  • Per Bech


For the various treatment modalities in psychiatry (e.g. psychotherapy or pharmacotherapy) the monitoring of adverse drug reactions has been a subject of intense interest, although scales for measuring side effects of psychopharmacological drugs have only recently been designed. On the other hand, the confession of “nonexistent” life events as a rational part of some types of psychoanalytical therapy has only very rarely been studied in terms of side effects of treatment, although Janet (1923) early observed problems in treating depressed patients with confessional psychoanalysis, a method Frank (1984) has compared to “brain washing”.


Adverse Drug Reaction System Organ Class Nervous System Disorder Appendage Disorder Extrapyramidal Symptom Rate Scale 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Per Bech
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryFrederiksborg General HospitalHillerødDenmark

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