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 contribution||Methods to improve compliance in the use of antidepressants|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Feb 2002|