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Table 2 Medications prescribed in the total sample of 2647 valid cases.

From: Polypharmacy in psychiatric practice in the Canary Islands

  % of patients using this drug % Monotherapy
Tranquillisers 87.3 51.1
   Benzodiazepines 84.4 54.0
   No Benzodiazepines 2.9 34.5
Antidepressants 37.5 23.2
   SSRIs 29.0 24.1
   Tricyclic Antidepressants 4.2 23.8
   Other Antidepressants 4.3 16.3
Antipsychotic 10.9 18.3
   Conventional1 5.2 17.3
   Atypical2 4.6 21.7
   Depot 1.1 9.1
Anticonvulsants 4.8 18.7
Anti-parkinsonian drugs 1.7 0
Lithium 0.5 20.0
  1. 1 Conventional antipsychotic mainly include, among others: Haloperidol and Chlorpromazine. 2. Atypical antipsychotic mainly include, among others: Olanzapine and Risperidone. SSRIs: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors