n Mental Health Matters - "Medications don't work in patients who don't take them"
|Article Title||"Medications don't work in patients who don't take them"|
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||Mental Health Matters|
|Publication Date||Jul 2014|
|Pages||46 - 48|
A mental health care user's progress through treatment is a journey, and their perceptions about it change over time. At the start of their treatment journey they are asked to take on new responsibilities for their condition, learn new and sometimes difficult tasks, and become experts in managing parts of their disorder. Later in the treatment journey, as users settle into this "new normal," such attitudes may lead to skipped doses and lapses in adherence, often taking the user back to a state where symptoms re-occur and the condition may manifest itself more seriously.
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