Medication management for people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia

TitleMedication management for people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsGray, R, Robson, D, Bressington, D
JournalNursing Times
Date PublishedNov 19-25
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0954-7762 (Print)0954-7762 (Linking)
Accession Number12494838
Keywords*Nurse's Role, *Patient Compliance, Antipsychotic Agents/*therapeutic use, Humans, Psychiatric Nursing, Recurrence, Schizophrenia/*drug therapy/*nursing

Failure to keep up their antipsychotic medication is a major cause of relapse in people with psychosis. Compliance therapy, a pragmatic intervention based on motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy, is effective in enhancing concordance and reducing the risk of relapse. There is emerging evidence that after training in medication management, mental health nurses are able to deliver compliance therapy to people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

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