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Improving Adherence

Changing adherence is a process that takes time and effort to master. This Special Report takes on some of the multiple areas where interventions may be possible. Image ©Shutterstock.com

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Treatment nonadherence in psychiatric patients contributes to increased suicide rates, illness exacerbation, hospitalization, and mortality. This Special Report countdown highlights the psychiatrist’s role in addressing barriers to treatment in a number of scenarios.

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Neurostimulation approaches offer an exciting set of therapeutic alternatives to traditional pharmacotherapy for psychiatric disorders.


A number of behaviors are improved by financial incentive interventions. Details here.

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Many psychiatrists have patients who they know would do better if their adherence to treatment could be optimized. Here's a case in point.

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The authors outline a series of strategies that can help promote adherence to the therapeutic regimen.


It is vital that psychiatrists are able to identify and characterize cannabis use disorders; provide education; and offer effective, evidence-based treatments. This article provides a brief overview of each of these topics.


Because comorbid substance abuse is the rule rather than the exception in individuals with ADHD, accurate diagnosis, prognosis, and management of ADHD is challenging even for the most skilled practitioners.


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