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Table 2 Prescribed psychotropic medication (n = 794)

From: A well-being support program for patients with severe mental illness: a service evaluation

Name/type of medicine n (%)
Antipsychotics  
Risperidone 97 (12)
Olanzapine 115 (14)
Quetiapine 56 (7)
Amisulpride 44 (6)
Aripirazole 29 (4)
Clozapine 83 (10)
Typical depot (Piportal, zuclopenthixol) 107 (13)
Oral typical (sulpiride) 83 (10)
Antidepressants  
Antidepressant (SSRIs/SNRIs) 246 (31)
Antidepressant (TCAs/MAOIs) 30 (4)
Medicines used for prophylaxis of bipolar illness  
Sodium valproate, lithium, carbamazepine 151 (19)
Other psychotropic medicines  
Benzodiazepine 71 (9)
Anticholinergic 74 (9)
Mean number of medicines per patient 1.6
Total number of medicines prescribed 1186
  1. SSRI, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor; SNRI, serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor; TCAs, tricyclic antidepressant; MAOI, monoamine oxidase inhibitor.