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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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A clinical collection on addiction treatment, ADHD and SUDs, important drug indications, vaping, cannabis use, benzodiazepines, the perils of self-medicating and other topics relevant to practicing psychiatrists.

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The articles in this 2-part Special Report spotlight the issue of poor adherence, particularly medication adherence, and take on some of the multiple areas where interventions may be possible.

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This article explores how motivational pharmacotherapy and motivational enhancement therapy can galvanize depressed patients to get well.

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Successful culturally adapted interventions to improve adherence among Latino patients with depression and schizophrenia confirm how important it is to understand a patient’s entire sociocultural environment.

The Chair of a Special Report on substance abuse disorders describes the highlights of 6 articles in the series.

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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.

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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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