Date & Time
Monday, April 29, 2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
124 Psychotropic Medication Noncompliance: Mitigating Barriers to Treatment*

Medication nonadherence occurs in all treatment settings and is associated with increased costs and poorer outcomes, but the correctional setting presents unique considerations. Correctional psychiatrists and psychiatric practitioners should explore these areas when managing a patient's noncompliance to their medication regimen. This presentation details the myriad factors that can contribute to nonadherence and reviews the modifiable elements that can be undertaken to ensure greater compliance to psychotropic pharmacotherapy.

Educational Objectives

  • Cite potential barriers to medication adherence and their potential consequences in a correctional environment
  • Examine pharmacological principles in managing adverse effects secondary to psychotropic medication classes and specific agents
  • Describe other nonpharmacotherapeutic interventions that aid in increasing patient medication compliance