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Medication Compliance

How Many More Tragedies Does It Take Before We Stop Turning Our Backs on Mental Illness?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Onset of serious mental illness in late teens and early twenties is very common and often shocking to the families that experience it. The medical community knows this; researchers know this; millions of families know this and yet we wait for the topic to find its time while millions try to cope. Surely we can do better.

Catherine Pearson

Do Women Not Take Their Meds? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.24.2013 | Women

When researchers asked a group of more than 1,000 men and women if they have occasionally neglected to take their medications as prescribed, they unco...

The High Cost of Ignoring Medical Advice

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 07.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

As our healthcare system slowly begins to make the changes necessary to keep it afloat, you might get more nagging phone calls from your doctor's office, or even from your pharmacist.

Psychiatry: Start Listening to Your Patients and Their Families

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 08.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

On the face of it, medication compliance makes sense. Patients should take their medications as instructed and families should ensure that they do. But is it that simple?

How To Be A Better Patient

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

Patients' failures to adhere to their prescribed medication regimes is a major impediment to health.