Patient adherence in the treatment of depression.

  title={Patient adherence in the treatment of depression.},
  author={Sandro Pampallona and Paola Bollini and Giuseppe Tibaldi and Bruce Kupelnick and Carmine Munizza},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
BACKGROUND Non-adherence with antidepressant treatment is very common. Increasing adherence to pharmacological treatment may affect response rate. AIMS To review and summarise quantitative evidence on factors associated with adherence and of adherence-enhancing interventions. METHOD A systematic review of computerised databases was carried out to identify quantitative studies of adherence in depression. Papers retained addressed unipolar depression and considered adherence as the primary… CONTINUE READING

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