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Psychosis and medication: strategies for improving adherence / Michael Coffey

British Journal of Nursing, Volume: 8, Issue: 4, Pages: 225 - 230

Swansea University Author: Michael Coffey

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DOI (Published version): 10.12968/bjon.1999.8.4.6690

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The development of anti-psychotic medication is associated with improvements in the care for people in mental distress. These medications continue to be the main treatment for conditions such as schizophrenia. The advent of newer ‘atypical’ anti-psychotics have enabled people to be treated with it i...

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Published in: British Journal of Nursing
Published: 1999
Online Access: http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/10.12968/bjon.1999.8.4.6690
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa24983
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Abstract: The development of anti-psychotic medication is associated with improvements in the care for people in mental distress. These medications continue to be the main treatment for conditions such as schizophrenia. The advent of newer ‘atypical’ anti-psychotics have enabled people to be treated with it is claimed fewer severe side effects associated with traditional medicines. Ensuring patients take prescribed treatment is seen as an important element of the work of mental health nurses. Adopting approaches which are non-adversarial may be better than straight-forward advice giving. Psycho-education and a technique known as brief motivational interviewing in combination provide useful tools for nurses.
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 4
Start Page: 225
End Page: 230