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Table 3 Prescription rates of medications most frequently prescribed and high-dose rates on discharge (n = 800)

From: Is higher psychotropic medication burden associated with involuntary treatment under the Mental Health Act? A four-year Australian cohort study

Medicationn (%)RouteHigh-dose
Oral
n
LAI
n
(TDD/MDD > 1)
Antipsychotics87765821975 (8.6)
 Olanzapine234 (26.7)2231141
 Risperidone188 (21.4)1612710
 Quetiapine140 (16.0)140nil10
 Paliperidone107 (12.2)110612
 Aripiprazole52 (5.9)39131
 Zuclopenthixol43 (4.9)340nil
 Clozapine42 (4.8)42nilnil
 Other71 (8.1)49221
Antidepressants359N/AN/A26 (7.2)
 Mirtazapine74 (20.6)  12
 Venlafaxine58 (16.2)  1
 Sertraline40 (11.1)  1
 Fluoxetine38 (10.6)  1
 Duloxetine34 (9.5)  nil
 Other115 (32.0)  11
Benzodiazepines229N/AN/A6 (2.6)
 Diazepam167 (72.9)  1
 Lorazepam29 (12.7)  3
 Temazepam18 (7.9)  nil
 Other15 (6.6)  2
Mood stabilisers229N/AN/AN/Aa
 Sodium valproate117 (51.1)   
 Lithium97 (42.4)   
 Other15 (6.6)   
  1. aHigh dose information not available for mood stabilisers. LAI long-acting injectable antipsychotic, TDD total daily dose, MDD maximum daily dose