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Table 7 Changes in the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) scores in the intervention group

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

Case Total BPRS score before discontinuing medication BPRS subscale items Total BPRS score at readministration of medication BPRS subscale items Total BPRS score 2 weeks after readministering medication BPRS subscale items
1 38 Positive 29 41 Positive 30 38 Positive 29
Negative 3 Negative 3 Negative 3
Neurotic 6 Neurotic 8 Neurotic 6
3 26 Positive 14 41 Positive 23 26 Positive 14
Negative 6 Negative 6
Negative 6
Neurotic 6 Neurotic 12 Neurotic 6
4 31 Positive 16 40 Positive 22 31 Positive 16
Negative 6 Negative 6 Negative 6
Neurotic 9 Neurotic 12 Neurotic 9
5 24 Positive 11 29 Positive 19 23 Positive 11
Negative 5 Negative 4 Negative 5
Neurotic 8 Neurotic 6
Neurotic 7
6 20 Positive 11 31 Positive 18 20 Positive 11
Negative 5 Negative 5
Neurotic 4 Negative 6
Neurotic 7
Neurotic 4
7 29 Positive 17 35 Positive 21 26 Positive 14
Negative 4 Negative 4 Negative 4
Neurotic 8 Neurotic 10 Neurotic 8
8 25 Positive 13 28 Positive 16 24 Positive 13
Negative 5 Negative 3 Negative 4
Neurotic 7 Neurotic 9 Neurotic 7
2 40 Positive 24 42 Positive 25 43 Positive 25
Negative 9 3 months after MDP implementation Negative 9 1 year after MDP implementation Negative 10
Neurotic 7 Neurotic 8 Neurotic 8
  1. Positive means positive symptoms; Negative means negative symptoms; Neurotic means neurotic symptoms.