Therapies for treatment non-adherence

What is treatment non-adherence in bipolar disorder?

Non-adherence to treatment is a widespread issue that can make the clinical management of bipolar disorders problematic. Non-adherence to treatment reduces the likelihood of symptom improvement and increases the likelihood of relapse and hospitalisation. Greater treatment adherence generally improves quality of life, fosters positive attitudes towards treatment, and results in greater insight into the disorder.

What is the evidence for therapies for treatment non-adherence?

Moderate to low quality evidence suggests a medium-sized effect of improved medication adherence with any psychosocial intervention.

June 2020

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