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Table 1 Characteristics of subjects undergoing the Medication Discontinuation Program (MDP)

From: The development and trial of a medication discontinuation program in the department of forensic psychiatry

  Case a DUP (year) Treatment duration (year) Academic achievement WAIS-III full- scale IQ Experience of medication discontinuation Family members living together GAF score Main antipsychotic drug CP equivalent (mg)
Intervention group Case 1 20 9.66 Graduate school 95 Present Absent 42 OLZ 300
Case 2b 2 0.58 Graduate school 110 Absent Absent 51 QTP 1,060.6
Case 3 16 0.25 Graduate school 114 Absent Absent 55 OLZ 200
Case 4 0.42 0.42 Undergraduate school 73 Present Present 51 RIS 600
Case 5 5 9.58 High school 88 Present Present 45 OLZ 600
Case 6 6 0.67 High school 89 Present Present 56 OLZ 300
Case 7 4 0.25 Undergraduate school 106 Absent Absent 63 RIS 200
Case 8 1 0.25 High school 77 Absent Present 55 OLZ 700
Non-intervention group Case a 2 0.67 High school 87 Present Present 58 OLZ 400
Case b 0.5 5 Undergraduate school 104 Present Present 42 RIS 1,000
Case c 1.67 7.33 Undergraduate school 122 Present Present 60 RIS 400
Case d 0.33 25.5 Undergraduate school 108 Present Present 61 OLZ 200
Case e 19.33 1 Graduate school 85 Present Present 33 OLZ 1,200
Case f 0.08 24.75 Undergraduate school 93 Present Present 53 OLZ 1,000
Case g 5 36.58 Junior high school 71 Present Absent 35 OLZ 800
Case h 1.41 11.33 High school 90 Present Present 42 QTP 2,218.2
Case i 4.25 0.58 High school 101 Absent Present 55 OLZ 650
Case j 5 0.33 High school 70 Absent Present 45 ARP 150
Case k 0.33 1.91 Graduate school 98 Present Present 53 OLZ 600
Case l 0.16 11.75 Undergraduate school 100 Present Absent 63 QTP 757.6
Case m 0.04 1.25 High school 85 Present Present 68 OLZ 100
Case n 5 0.25 Undergraduate school 78 Absent Present 62 QTP 606.06
Case o 5 0.16 Undergraduate school 114 Present Absent 55 OLZ 600
Case p 4 4 Undergraduate school 100 Present Present 61 RIS 400
Case q 0.08 34.75 High school 72 Present Present 57 OLZ 800
  1. aNumbered cases underwent the intervention; lettered cases did not.
  2. bCase 2 was excluded from this study because he did not reach an acceptable level of the medication readministration criteria after discontinuation of antipsychotic drugs and a failure to restart them.
  3. DUP duration of untreated psychosis, WAIS-III Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Third Edition, GAF Global Assessment of Functioning, CP chlorpromazine, OLZ olanzapine, QTP quetiapine, RIS risperidone, ARP aripiprazole, DAI-30 Drug Attitude Inventory-30.