Medication non compliance is a highly prevalent phenomenon and reduces significantly the effectiveness of drug therapy in schizophrenia. Factors which can be acted upon are: insight, (subjective) side-effects and therapeutic alliance. R CT'S show that non compliance to antipsychotic therapy can be reduced by long term psychoeducational and behavioral treatment directed at the patient and his or her family.
|Translated title of the contribution||Enhancing medication compliance in patients with schizophrenia|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1999|