Examining the relationship between adjunctive psychotherapy use and antipsychotic persistence and hospitalization.


Journal Article

This study assessed whether the addition of adjunctive psychotherapy to antipsychotic pharmacotherapy improved antipsychotic persistence and reduced the risk of hospitalization among patients with schizophrenia using 2001-2003 Medicaid claims data from four states: Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, and North Carolina. New antipsychotic users aged 18 or older were included. Our study showed that adjunctive psychotherapy use was associated with increased antipsychotic persistence during the first two months of treatment but was not associated with risk of hospitalization. Further research is needed to understand how to optimize the benefits of psychotherapy in terms of frequency of appointments, duration, and type.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wang, C-C; Maciejewski, ML; Rao, JK; Sheitman, BB; Sleath, BL; Farley, JF

Published Date

  • September 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 598 - 607

PubMed ID

  • 23733044

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23733044

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-3289

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0894-587X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10488-013-0503-7


  • eng