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Non-Compliance, Non-Adherence, Lack of Insight

Huey Jing Renee Tan
This was about a case of a patient requiring admission to psychiatry ward twice a year for relapse schizophrenia due to medication non-compliance. Medication adherence was previously monitored by her husband. However, following the death of her husband, she stopped treatment. The lack of insight and poor family support further contributed to her relapse. She presented with positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia during her relapse, neglecting her hygiene and oral intake. She was also found to have anaemia as a result of poor diet when she was in relapse...
September 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
István Bitter, László Fehér, Tamás Tényi, Pál Czobor
BACKGROUND: Lack of adherence to treatment in patients with schizophrenia is a major risk factor for poor outcome, including relapse, rehospitalization, and suicide. Poor insight into illness may be a leading cause for partial- or nonadherence since a high proportion of patients with schizophrenia are partially or completely unaware of their mental disorder. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to estimate the impact of lack of insight on adherence to medication based on a population of patients in Hungary who had the diagnosis of schizophrenia...
2015: Psychiatria Hungarica: A Magyar Pszichiátriai Társaság Tudományos Folyóirata
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