Table 1

Summary characteristics of psychiatrists and patients/carers

Psychiatrist n=4Patients/carers n=4
Age (years)38±7Age (years)59.5±6.1
Years in practice7.75±2.9Experience with antipsychotic medication
  • Currently taking

1
  • Taken in the past

2*
  • Carer

2*
Approximate number of patients seen each month in clinical practice who need antipsychotic medication11±6Diagnosis
  • Depression

2
  • Bipolar disorder

1
Medication takenAmitriptyline, stemetil, chlorpromazine, trifluoperazine and haloperidol
  • *One person fulfils the criteria of both groups.