Medication adherence skills training for middle-aged and elderly adults with bipolar disorder: development and pilot study.

@article{Depp2007MedicationAS,
  title={Medication adherence skills training for middle-aged and elderly adults with bipolar disorder: development and pilot study.},
  author={Colin A Depp and Barry D. Lebowitz and Thomas L Patterson and Jonathan P Lacro and Dilip V. Jeste},
  journal={Bipolar disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={636-45}
}
OBJECTIVES To present the rationale, development, and pilot study of a medication adherence skills training (MAST-BD) intervention for older adults with bipolar disorder (BPD). We developed a 12-week manualized group intervention that combined educational, motivational, medication management skills and symptom management training adapted for older adults. METHODS Among 21 older outpatients with BPD (mean age = 60 years; SD = 6), the feasibility and acceptability of MAST-BD were assessed in a… CONTINUE READING

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