Antipsychotic Medications: Adherence and Availability in East Jerusalem
Al-Quds University, Deanship of Scientific Research
Background: Schizophrenia is a severe illness affecting all life aspects of the patients including work, self-care and capacity to establish interpersonal relationships. It is known to affect about 1.0% of the population. Despite the fact that adherence to antipsychotic medications is the cornerstone in the treatment and prevention of relapse of the disease, non-adherence is a major problem among schizophrenia patients.