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Table 3 Psychoactive drug doses used in the treatment of the non-hostile, hostile and violent groups

From: Hostility and violence of acute psychiatric inpatients

Treatment No hostility Hostility Violence Variance analysis df Bonferroni test; p < .05
CPZ Admission dose (mg) 313.55 (± 252.7) 386.44 (± 364.7) 645.05 (± 713.3) F = 21.89
P = .000
1051 3 vs 1 = yes
3 vs 2 = yes
2 vs 1 = yes
CPZ Discharge dose (mg) 390.58 (± 329.8) 495.82 (± 432.4) 765.0 (± 585.12) F = 33.55
P = .000
1637 3 vs 1 = yes
3 vs 2 = yes
2 vs 1 = yes
DZ Admission dose (mg) 19.2 (± 14.4) 28.4 (± 20.8) 39.5 (± 32.4) F = 29.71
P = .000
636 3 vs 1 = yes
3 vs 2 = yes
2 vs 1 = yes
DZ Discharge dose (mg) 18.5 (± 16.1) 29.9 (± 22.9) 39.3 (± 30.5) F = 37.51
P = .000
738 3 vs 1 = yes
3 vs 2 = yes
2 vs 1 = yes
LI Admission dose (mg) 715.0(± 316.6) 728.8(± 297.9) 835.7(± 170.1) F = 0.53
P = .591
222 NS
LI Discharge dose (mg) 852.4(± 237.1) 856.8(± 272.4) 930.0(± 290.2) F = 0.64
P = .530
384 NS
VPA Admission dose (mg) 702.4(± 309.1) 847.0(± 356.6) 1094.0(± 364.8) F = 20.17
P = .000
554 3 vs 1 = yes
3 vs 2 = yes
2 vs 1 = yes
VPA Discharge dose (mg) 894.4(± 677.0) 976.4(± 381.2) 1184.6(± 350.6) F = 8.82
P = .000
869 3 vs 1 = yes
2 vs 1 = yes
3 vs 2 = no
  1. CPZ = chlorpromazine equivalent, DZ = diazepam equivalent, LI = lithium, VPA = valproate