In an open clinical study on the effect of Depamide in acute psychosis, 59 schizophrenic and 23 manic hospitalized patients were tested. They were divided in two groups: in group A, Depamide was administered only after an initial period of treatment with haloperidol or chlorpromazine; in group B instead, Depamide was added from the beginning of the neuroleptic treatment. The results show that the association of Depamide with neuroleptics leads to a reduction of agitation and of the hospitalization period, whereas it ameliorates the adaptation of the patients to the therapeutic milieu.
|Translated title of the contribution||Valpromide (Depamide®) in the treatment of acute psychotic states: An open clinical study|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Acta Psychiatrica Belgica|
|Publication status||Published - 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health