An innovative approach to clinical communication in mental health patients: the My Medicines and Me (M3Q) side effects questionnaire

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    Abstract

    [Truncated] Mental illness is the leading cause of nonfatal disease burden in Australia, with almost half of all Australians aged 16-85 experiencing a mental disorder over their lifetime. The treatment of these disorders is multi-faceted, often involving the use of psychotropic medications. However, the use of these medications is frequently complicated by the occurrence of debilitating and intolerable side effects, which often result in early discontinuation of treatment. Non-adherence is a significant dilemma facing mental health patients and their clinicians, with serious consequences for both patients and the health care system.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Clifford, Rhonda, Supervisor
    • Davidson, Rowan, Supervisor
    • Rock, Danny, Supervisor
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2015

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