Pharmacological interventions for ADHD: how do adolescent and adult patient beliefs and attitudes impact treatment adherence?
School of Pharmacy, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Abstract: Adherence to medication can be problematic for patients, especially so for patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Effective medications are available for the treatment of ADHD; however, nonadherence rates for ADHD medication range from 13.2%–64%. The reasons for nonadherence can be complex. This review aims to look at how the beliefs and attitudes of adolescents and adults impact ADHD treatment adherence.
Keywords: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, medication, stimulant, attitude, belief, adherence
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