Curr Health Sci J, vol. 44, no. 3, 2018

Therapeutic Particularities with Depot Medications in Schizophrenia

[Case Report]

C.SARBU(1), G.S. BADESCU(1), A.E. HROMEI(1), I.D. STANIA(1)


(1)Department of Psychiatry, Clinical Hospital of Neuropsychiatry Craiova


Abstract:

Schizophrenia is a neurodegenerative disease with personality degradation, changes in behavior, cognition, affective disorder and reduced socio-professional insertion. Early diagnosis is necessary and maintenance is ensured by antipsychotic treatment and for non-compliant patients there is an alternative to depot medication that greatly improves therapeutic adherence. The study presents the case of a 43-year-old patient diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V-TR criteria that showed a favorable evolution under depot treatment.


Keywords:
Schizophrenia, psychodiagnosis, depot treatment.



Corresponding:
George-Stefan Badescu, Department of Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry Hospital Craiova, e-mail: b_stefan06@yahoo.com


DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.44.03.19 - Download PDF