Monday, September 15, 2008

Effects of Non-Adherence in Psychiatric Disorders in the UK

According to the recently published psychiatric survey commissioned by the WFMH and Eli Lilly and Company Ltd., psychiatrists in the UK have witnessed more relapses and more severe consequences than those in other nations. Of these psychiatrists 99% believe that non-adherence is a primary cause of relapse. In addition, psychiatrists in the UK have witnessed patient hostility, hospitalization and manic behaviour (85, 94, 87% respectively) as a direct result of non-adherence.