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The Importance Of Adherence To Long-Term Success In Schizophrenia

During this recorded presentation, Peter J. Weiden, MD, discussed medication adherence in schizophrenia, including the importance of adherence in this population, the relationship between adherence and relapse, factors associated with poor adherence, and barriers to adherence. Key points included:

Adherence encompasses numerous health-related behaviors that extend beyond taking prescribed pharmaceuticals. Examples include seeking medical attention, filling prescriptions, taking medication appropriately, and attending follow-up appointments. (WHO, 2003)
It is important to differentiate adherence from compliance, with the former requiring the patient’s agreement to …

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