Antipsychotic Medication Adherence in Schizophrenia

Matthew J. Byerly, Paul A. Nakonezny, Emmeline Lescouflair

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For individuals who have schizophrenia, adherence to medication is often poor, and stopping medication often has serious consequences. This article provides an update on recent literature regarding the frequency, clinical and social impact, and clinical correlates of nonadherence to antipsychotic medication in schizophrenia. The authors then review published trials of interventions to improve adherence in schizophrenia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-452
Number of pages16
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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