Adherence to Antipsychotics in Schizophrenia

  • Emilio Sacchetti
  • Antonio Vita
  • Alberto Siracusano
  • Wolfgang Fleischhacker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Alex Hofer, Wolfgang Fleischhacker
    Pages 85-97
  3. Antonio Vita, Stefano Barlati, Emilio Sacchetti
    Pages 99-137
  4. Cinzia Niolu, Alberto Siracusano
    Pages 139-156
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 157-159

About this book


Poor adherence to therapy is one of the main obstacles to treatment effectiveness in schizophrenia. It is the main determinant of relapse, hospitalization, symptom persistence, and poor psychosocial functioning and outcome. Adherence to treatment is affected by various factors related to the disease characteristics, to the patient him- or herself, to the treatment, and to the therapeutic relationship. Some of these factors are modifiable, and both pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies have been developed for this purpose. This book addresses the different aspects of adherence to treatment in schizophrenia and related disorders in a systematic but easy-to-use manual format. Chapters focus on a full range of issues, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies to enhance adherence and continuity of care, relevant psychological factors, the importance of the patient-doctor relationship, and the need for an alliance with other care-givers. Adherence to Antipsychotics in Schizophrenia will be an invaluable asset for all who are involved in the care of patients with schizophrenia. ​


Adherence to therapy Antipsychotics Pharmacological and non pharmarcological strategies Psychosocial treatment Schizophrenia Treatment effectiveness

Authors and affiliations

  • Emilio Sacchetti
    • 1
  • Antonio Vita
    • 2
  • Alberto Siracusano
    • 3
  • Wolfgang Fleischhacker
    • 4
  1. 1.Psychiatric ClinicUniversity of Brescia and Brescia Spedali CiviliBresciaItaly
  2. 2.Psychiatric ClinicUniversity of Brescia and Brescia Spedali CiviliBresciaItaly
  3. 3.Psychiatric ClinicUniversity of Tor Vergata, Rome Policlinico Tor VergataRomaItaly
  4. 4.Abt. Biologische PsychiatrieUniversitätsklinikum Innsbruck Klinik für PsychiatrieInnsbruckAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2678-0
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2679-7
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