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Early experience of the use of olanzapine across three rehabilitation services

  • Paul Wolfson (a1), Carol Paton (a1), Phillip Steadman (a2), Humphrey Needham-Bennett (a3) and Susan Cope (a3)...
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Aims and method

To monitor the effect of the introduction of olanzapine under naturalistic conditions to patients with severe and enduring mental Illness in three rehabilitation services.

Results

Thirty patients were prescribed olanzapine during the first six months of its launch. Objective ratings were used. Six months later, one-third were no longer on treatment one-third were unchanged and one-third had made useful clinical gains.

Clinical implications

Patients who have suffered from neurological or prolactin-related side-effects may benefit from treatment with olanzapine. Attitudes to treatment and adherence may improve.

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Early experience of the use of olanzapine across three rehabilitation services

  • Paul Wolfson (a1), Carol Paton (a1), Phillip Steadman (a2), Humphrey Needham-Bennett (a3) and Susan Cope (a3)...
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