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Table 2 Off-label prescriptions of psychiatric drugs

From: Off-label prescription of psychiatric drugs by non-psychiatrist physicians in three general hospitals in Germany

Class of drug Responses
N Percent (%)
Low-potency antipsychotics 36 17.2
Atypical antipsychotics 38 18.2
Typical antipsychotics 6 2.9
Benzodiazepines 54 25.8
Other hypnotics 6 2.9
SSRI 25 12.0
Mirtazapine 9 4.3
Tricyclic antidepressants 7 3.3
Lithium 2 1.0
Pregabalin 6 2.9
Others 20 9.6
Total 209 100.0