Coping and medication adherence in bipolar disorder.

  title={Coping and medication adherence in bipolar disorder.},
  author={W J Greenhouse and Bj{\"o}rn Meyer and Sheri L Johnson},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  volume={59 3},
BACKGROUND Effective treatment of bipolar disorder depends on medication adherence, yet few correlates of adherence have been identified. The pleasure experienced during some manic episodes may render some individuals reluctant to adhere to medications that reduce these 'highs'. Clinical observers identify denial of the severity or existence of illness as common to both bipolar disorder and addiction. The Alcoholics Anonymous model promotes acceptance as a pathway to abstinence adherence. This… CONTINUE READING