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Approaches To Improve Adherence To Pharmacotherapy In Patients With Schizophrenia

Research Summary | April 1, 2016

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Key Messages For patients with schizophrenia, nonadherence to prescribed medications increases the risk of relapse and hospitalization. Multidisciplinary treatment team approaches, such as assertive community treatment (ACT) teams, may help to improve treatment adherence. Various patient-specific factors, such as stigma related to taking medications and lack of awareness/denial of illness, may contribute to nonadherence. The…

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