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Austria: The Current Status of Maintenance Treatment in Schizophrenia

  • W. W. Fleischhacker
  • U. Meise

Abstract

Psychiatric hospitals in Austria have about 10000 beds for acute and chronic patients. We estimate that schizophrenic patients are responsible for about 20% of all acute hospital admissions, while the percentage of schizophrenics in long-stay units probably exceeds 30%. Twenty-nine neuroleptics of the various chemical classes are currently registered and marketed in Austria. Four of these (haloperidol, fluphenazine, flupenthixol and clopenthixol) are available in long-acting injectible depot preparations; one (penfluridol) is a long-acting oral antipsychotic.

Keywords

Schizophrenic Patient Maintenance Treatment Tardive Dyskinesia Neuroleptic Treatment Anti Psychotic 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

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  • W. W. Fleischhacker
  • U. Meise

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