n Mental Health Matters - Possible side effects of psychotropic medication

Volume 2, Issue 3
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It has always struck me that the first thing patients do, when they come back for a follow up consultation after starting medication, is to give me a list of side effects. Even if they're better, that is never their focus. We know that adherence is the single most important factor in determining a successful outcome to treatment. Many studies are done to determine the reason why patients stop their treatment, and we don't know all the answers, but unacceptable side effects play a big part in this.

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