Conceptualization and Study of Antipsychotic Medication Use: From Adherence to Patterns of Use

David Roe, Nev Jones, Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon, Yaara Zisman-Ilani

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Abstract

Despite treatment guidelines recommending antipsychotic medication (APM) as the frontline treatment for schizophrenia, its use remains a controversial topic, and nonadherence rates range between 40% and 60%. At the heart of the debate lies a divergence of views about the tradeoffs between side effects and efficacy, particularly over the long term. This Open Forum describes a series of challenges pertaining to the conceptualization and operationalization of APM use. The authors suggest pragmatic recommendations oriented toward shifting the dialogue from often-polarized positions about APM to a transformed research culture prioritizing service users' choices about diverse utilization patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1464-1466
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatric Services
Volume72
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adherence
  • Antipsychotics

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