Reply To: Medication Adherence


I echo everyone’s previous comments about maintaining and building rapport and providing an empathy and education. As people have previously written, often times clients struggle to see the benefits of medications and focus on the negative side effects. I have found in my practice that reframing aspects of a persons recovery in the context of being on medication and giving clients agency over choices of medication has been successful. For example, I have seen psychiatrists provide clients with a choice of medication and allowing them to decide which medication, with the associated side-effect profile that they prefer.