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Golenkov A.V., Ilekhmetova T.A., Pavlova K.V., Petrova A.D.

The Use of Antipsychotic Drugs in Different Countries of the World: Literature Review

Keywords: antipsychotics (neuroleptics), countries of the world, the Russian Federation (Chuvashia), elderly people, children, teenagers

The review article discusses the use of antipsychotic drugs in the United States, some countries in Europe, Oceania, Asia, and the Russian Federation (Chuvashia). In particular, the range of drugs (international or trade name), their prevalence in gender, age and social groups, the sales pattern and sales volume, and prescriptions by general and private practitioners are analyzed over a long period of time. A widespread increase in prescribing antipsychotic medications to patients with mental disorders and comorbid somatoneurological pathology is noted. Currently, there is a predominance of atypical antipsychotic drugs (second generation), recommendations are being developed for the rational use of typical neuroleptics, long-acting injectable drugs, the combination of antipsychotic drugs with each other and with other psychotropic drugs (polypragmasy) for effective and safe therapy.

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About authors

Golenkov Andrey V.
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of Department of Psychiatry, Medical Psychology and Neurology, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (golenkovav@inbox.ru)
Ilekhmetova Tatyana A.
5th Course Student of the Medical Faculty, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (iltanya0903@mail.ru)
Pavlova Kristina V.
Student of the Medical Faculty, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (pavlovakristina100@gmail.com)
Petrova Alexandra D.
5th Course Student of the Medical Faculty, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (aleksandra.p.1997@mail.ru)

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Golenkov A.V., Ilekhmetova T.A., Pavlova K.V., Petrova A.D. The Use of Antipsychotic Drugs in Different Countries of the World: Literature Review [Electronic resource] // Acta medica Eurasica. – 2020. – №2. P. 68-90. – URL: http://acta-medica-eurasica.ru/en/single/2020/2/8/.