Tori Rodriguez, MA, LPC, Author at Psychiatry Advisor
Tori Rodriguez, MA, LPC

Tori Rodriguez, MA, LPC

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Treatment Nonadherence in Schizophrenia: The Patient’s Perspective

Researchers found that there a many factors that contribute to nonadherence to antipsychotic medication in patients with schizophrenia, including the patient’s perception that the physician is in alliance with their family, rather than listening to what he or she wants. Physicians who were interviewed by Psychiatry Advisor recommend listening to what is important to the patient. Weight gain associated with medications might be unacceptable to some patients, or medication-induced somnolence, which to some could be intolerable, might help severe insomnia in others.

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