Reply To: Medication Adherence

#11388

Hi all,
Echoing what has been said already, I have worked with a client who struggled with the side effects of their antipsychotic, specifically weight gain and the “numb” feeling Sage described. I also found another challenging layer to be the messaging coming from close family members around long term medications, and their doubts that it was necessary for long term success of the client.
I approached the challenges in a similar way – focusing on maintaining a strong relationship. Offering a space to consider the concerns of the client, talk through possible scenarios, and make clear that ultimately I was in their corner to support their decisions regardless of what they may be. As challenging as it was, I found the client to be more open to problem solving together once they understood I was not there to direct them.