Access and Utilization of New Antidepressant and Antipsychotic Medications. C. Utilization of Antipsychotics in Medicaid, 1995-1998


The American Hospital Formulary lists nearly twenty different agents that are classified as antipsychotics. Most of these belong to the general class of phenothiazine derivatives. For the purposes of this analysis, antipsychotic medications were grouped into 8 general categories as indicated in Exhibit VI-1 below.