Missed Appointments and Medication Non-compliance Among Consecutive Psychiatric Patients

Alpak G., Aksoy I., Demir B., Unal A., Virit O., Bulbul F. , ...More

JOURNAL OF MOOD DISORDERS, vol.5, no.4, pp.151-156, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/jmood.20151110015147
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MOOD DISORDERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-156


Objective: Non-compliance to treatment and missing control appointments is common especially in psychiatric outpatient clinics. In studies, non-compliance rates in psychiatric disorders vary widely depending on the patient population. Studies about treatment compliance had been conducted mostly in patients who had a particular psychiatric disorder or used particular psychotropic drugs. Studies evaluating treatment compliance of patients who had different psychiatric diagnoses or treated with different drugs seems to be scarce.