March 2, 2006

Pharmacology: atypical antipsychotic off-label uses

This article interests me because antipsychotics can be very useful short term interventions due to sedative effects and their abilities to stop ruminating thoughts. When the usual sleep interventions don’t work, the sample box cupboard tends to be attacked. In this place offlabel use seems to be mostly for short term use for depression and anxiety.

Off-label indications for atypical antipsychotics: A systematic review
Konstantinos N Fountoulakis , Ioannis Nimatoudis , Apostolos Iacovides and George Kaprinis
3rd Department of Psychiatry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece

Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry 2004, 3:4 doi:10.1186/1475-2832-3-4

The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at:

Received   30 January 2004
Accepted   18 February 2004
Published   18 February 2004

¬© 2004 Fountoulakis et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article: verbatim copying and redistribution of this article are permitted in all media for any purpose, provided this notice is preserved along with the article’s original URL.

Keywords: Atypical antipsychotics, off-label prescription, pharmacotherapy, depression, personality disorders, stuttering, pervasive developmental disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, OCD


1 Comment »

  1. Hi! Good luck to all!

    Comment by Mike — October 6, 2006 @ 1:01 pm

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