Treatment engagement of individuals experiencing mental illness: review and update.

@article{Dixon2016TreatmentEO,
  title={Treatment engagement of individuals experiencing mental illness: review and update.},
  author={Lisa Beth Dixon and Yael Holoshitz and Ilana R. Nossel},
  journal={World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association},
  year={2016},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={13-20}
}
Individuals living with serious mental illness are often difficult to engage in ongoing treatment, with high dropout rates. Poor engagement may lead to worse clinical outcomes, with symptom relapse and rehospitalization. Numerous variables may affect level of treatment engagement, including therapeutic alliance, accessibility of care, and a client's trust that the treatment will address his/her own unique goals. As such, we have found that the concept of recovery-oriented care, which… CONTINUE READING