Perceived stigma and patient-rated severity of illness as predictors of antidepressant drug adherence Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antidepressive Agents
  • Attitude to Health
  • Mental Disorders
  • Patient Compliance
  • Recovery of Function
  • Stereotyping

abstract

  • Perceived stigma associated with mental illness and individuals' views about the illness play an important role in adherence to treatment for depression. Clinicians' attention to psychological barriers early in treatment may improve medication adherence and ultimately affect the course of illness.

publication date

  • January 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/appi.ps.52.12.1615

PubMed ID

  • 11726752

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1615

end page

  • 20

volume

  • 52

number

  • 12