Therapies for treatment non-adherence

What is treatment non-adherence in bipolar disorder?

Non-adherence to medication 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. Also see this related topic on treatment non-adherence under the course and outcomes category.

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.

November 2021

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Last updated at: 4:06 pm, 7th November 2021
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