Table 1

Frequency of prescriptions in mono- and combination therapy for classes of psychotropic substances
1994 - 1997 1998 - 2001 2002 - 2005 2006 - 2009 Overall
N % N % N % N % N %
Number of patients 248 454 711 832 2246
Number of patients monotherapy 53 21.4 99 21.8 85 12.0 97 11.7 334 14.9
Number of patients combination therapy 195 78.6 355 78.2 626 88.0 735 88.3 1912 85.1
Antidepressants monotherapy 33 13.3 54 11.9 41 5.8 43 5.2 171 7.6
combination therapy 172 69.4 317 69.8 531 74.7 634 76.2 1655 73.7
Antipsychotics monotherapy 8 3.2 16 3.5 16 2.3 30 3.6 70 3.1
combination therapy 97 39.1 194 42.7 418 58.8 534 64.2 1244 55.4
Anticonvulsants monotherapy 6 2.4 16 3.5 15 2.1 14 1.7 51 2.3
combination therapy 65 26.2 177 39.0 402 56.5 425 51.1 1069 47.6
Lithium monotherapy 6 2.4 13 2.9 13 1.8 10 1.2 42 1.9
combination therapy 105 42.3 152 33.5 204 28.7 275 33.1 736 32.8

Haeberle et al.

Haeberle et al. BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:153   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-153

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