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Objectives: To review the definition of non-adherence, its clinical and economic impact and identify its role and impact in clinical practice. Methods: A selective review of the literature as conducted of articles and literature known to the authors. Results: There is a paucity of studies examining specifically treatment non-adherence and its consequences in bipolar disorder. Few studies have systematically examined ways in which treatment adherence can impact treatment and improve outcome. Conclusion: Non-adherence is common in the management of bipolar disorder. Clinicians and Researchers alike need to remain alert and be aware of issues related to non-adherence - in particular suicide. Like other course-modifiers non-adherence has to be considered, sought and addressed, and this is perhaps best done by including psychoeducation in routine clinical care. © Blackwell Munksgaard, 2005.
Author(s): Colom F, Vieta E, Tacchi MJ, Sanchez-Moreno J, Scott J
Publication type: Review
Publication status: Published
Journal: Bipolar Disorders, Supplement
ISSN (print): 1399-2406
ISSN (electronic): 1600-5511
PubMed id: 16225557