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Telemedicine & Medication Adherence

Article Summary | November 2, 2020

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Nonadherence to psychotropic medication is one of the major obstacles when treating mental illnesses. Approximately 60% of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia discontinue their medication within 90 days of prescription. For those diagnosed with depression, 60% cease taking their prescribed medication within six months. Nonadherence is dichotomized into two types: (1) intentional nonadherence: actively choosing to…

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