Promoting Treatment Adherence provides health care providers with a comprehensive set of information and strategies for understanding and promoting treatment adherence across a wide range of treatment types and clinical populations. The information is presented in a practical how-to manner, and is intended as a resource that practitioners can draw from to improve skills in promoting treatment adherence. 

Treatment Adherence in People with Psychiatric Disabilities

Treatment Adherence in People with Psychiatric Disabilities

Treatment adherence in people with psychiatric disabilities
Patrick W.Corrigan

Some people struggle with mental illness for a brief span and recover either as a result of treatment or spontaneously. Others become disabled by the illness. A “disorder” becomes a “disability” when it is chronic and blocks the person from achieving goals in such important life domains as competitive employment, intimate relationships, and independent housing. Epidemiological research suggests from half to two thirds of people with psychiatric disabilities who might benefit from services either opt to not participate in treatment or fail to fully adhere to regimens as prescribed (Kessler et al., 2001; Regier et al., 1993). Barriers to adherence parallel the processes that generally seem to impede participation in health ...

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