Australas Psychiatry 2021 Jul 11:10398562211029951. Epub 2021 Jul 11.
Old Age Psychiatrist, Older People's Mental Health, Blacktown Hospital, NSW, Australia; and Senior Lecturer (conjoint), Faculty of Medicine, Western Sydney University, NSW, Australia.
Objective: The primary aim was to examine the use of long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotic (depot) medication in a cohort of older patients in a community psychogeriatric service.
Method: From 2014 to 2018, all patients who were on LAIs each year were analysed for various characteristics including their profile, type of LAI used, dose and relapse rates related to switching, ceasing and community treatment order (CTO) use.
Results: A total of 880 patients were managed by the service with 142 recorded cases of LAI use in total over the 5 years (16. Read More