Thursday, September 11, 2008

Poor Adherence is the Number One Cause of Relapse

A survey of 697 psychiatrists from Western Europe, North America and Australia gathered information on the barriers to "long-term wellness" for individuals with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder. Psychiatrists stated that poor adherence is the number one cause of relapse in schizophrenia (84%) and is a major barrier to the successful treatment of bipolar disorder (98%).