Why Are Patients With Mental Disorders So Difficult To Take Medication?

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Good morning. Why do patients who have mental disorders are very difficult or refuse drug consumption? Or is this due to the effects of the drug itself?

1 Answer:

Hello Kii,


Thank you for the question.

There are many types of mental disorders, as well as how to treat them. Most people with mental disorders do not realize that they are sick. This is because, what disturbs people with mental disorders is their way of thinking, not their physical condition. Because it does not feel sick, patient compliance with taking medication is generally very low. This is made worse by the duration of treatment for mental disorders which are generally not short, some are even for life. If the way you remind people with mental disorders to take medicine he can not accept well, for example if you force, force him, scold him, or commit acts of violence, people with mental disorders can actually refuse to take medication. So, this condition is not purely due to the effect of the medicine ...


Therefore, treatment of patients with mental disorders can not be done independently by the sufferer. Need strong support, both from the family, the environment, and health workers in ensuring mental disorders get optimal treatment. For some special conditions, where symptoms are very uncontrolled, and sufferers are very uncooperative when asked to take medicine, it is not uncommon for doctors to administer drugs by injection route to ensure that the medication enters the right dose. This treatment also generally does not work alone, but must also coincide with other therapeutic modalities, such as cognitive therapy, occupational therapy, psychotherapy, and so on.


That's all our explanation. For more details, please consult directly with your doctor or psychiatrist.


I hope this helps.

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