Methoden om de therapietrouw bij het gebruik van antidepressiva te verbeteren

Translated title of the contribution: Methods to improve compliance in the use of antidepressants

A. C.M. Vergouwen, H. P.J. Van Hout, A. Bakker

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Compliance during treatment with antidepressants is important, yet about half of the patients stop using antidepressive medication within 3 months. A structured treatment programme, in which the patient actively participates, with extensive education, surveillance of side effects and compliance, simple regimes, improving problem-solving behaviour and eventually engaging and educating family members and friends can improve compliance. This has been demonstrated in published studies. Research has shown that interventions that enhance compliance can lead to a better outcome of the depression.

Translated title of the contributionMethods to improve compliance in the use of antidepressants
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)204-207
Number of pages4
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2002

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