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BACKGROUND Nonadherence to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) can result in suboptimal outcomes for patients. AIM This study aimed to assess the utility of a theory-based approach to understanding patient perspectives on AEDs and adherence. METHOD Patients with epilepsy, identified by a GP case note review, were mailed validated questionnaires assessing their(More)
Few data exist on operant mechanisms associated with drug overdose. In this investigation, a functional analysis indicated that life-threatening drug ingestion exhibited by a dually diagnosed youth was maintained by negative reinforcement. An operant intervention, derived from behavioral assessment data, reduced drug ingestion to near-zero levels.
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