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OBJECTIVE Despite the demonstrated efficacy of antipsychotics the relapse rate among patients with schizophrenia remains high. One major reason for this is non-compliance. In this article we review different factors influencing compliance and discuss possibilities to enhance compliance among schizophrenic patients. METHOD This review is based on a(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the fact that the efficacy of antipsychotic treatment in patients with schizophrenia has been demonstrated in numerous double-blind studies, placebo-controlled studies are still commonly performed. Although much is known about the opinions of professionals concerning this issue, so far nothing is known about the opinions of patients who(More)
Scientifically, compliance can be expressed as the ratio between an observed treatment behavior and given treatment standards. Although the factors that influence compliance often overlap or influence each other, it is possible to differentiate between factors that are related to the patient, the patient's environment, the treating clinician, and treatment(More)
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