10 Strategies for Improving Medication Adherence

Inconsistent adherence to psychotropic medication is a common problem in the primary care setting and a frustration for treatment providers. Studies show that 3 months after initiating treatment for MDD, only 50% of patients are adherent to the prescribed medication. Adherence rates for patients with schizophrenia are 50-60% and for patients with bipolar disorder can […]

Prescribing Psychotropic Medications for Women

Women are almost twice as likely to be prescribed psychotropic medication as men. Because women are the primary consumers of psychotropic medications,  it is important to pay attention to gender differences in the pharmacology of these medications. Other e-weekly topics have addressed issues related to pregnancy, menopause, and birth control with mental health, so this […]