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6 Causes Bipolar Sufferers Do not Take Their Meds

6 Reasons Bipolar Patients Don't Take Their Meds

By Cara Murez
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Might 19, 2021 (HealthDay Information) — Not taking prescribed medicines can result in relapse, hospitalization and elevated threat of suicide for folks with bipolar disorder, but many who’ve this situation don’t take their medicines as prescribed.

A brand new examine examines why this occurs, discovering six key elements that cease individuals who have bipolar dysfunction from taking their medicines.

The explanations embrace disagreeable uncomfortable side effects, problem in remembering to take the medicines, worry of addiction, and choice for an alternate remedy.

A affected person’s personal beliefs and information in regards to the dysfunction additionally play a job, as does an absence of help from buddies, household and well being care professionals, in line with British researchers.

“Bipolar dysfunction is a psychological well being situation that causes excessive temper swings that embrace emotional highs, often known as mania or hypomania, and depressive lows,” stated lead researcher Asta Ratna Prajapati, a postgraduate researcher on the College of East Anglia’s Faculty of Pharmacy.

“We wished to raised perceive what stops folks from taking their remedy,” Prajapati stated in a college information launch.


The analysis workforce reviewed 57 research, principally surveys and interviews, involving practically 33,000 sufferers and well being care professionals. About 79% of the research had been carried out in the US and Europe.

“We advocate that the prescribers discuss to sufferers about their ideas and experiences of the medicines they take, paying explicit consideration to those points which can cease sufferers taking their meds,” Prajapati stated.

The researchers are creating a software to determine individuals who wrestle to take their remedy and their particular person causes. They hope it’ll assist prescribers and sufferers work collectively and supply individualized help.

Extra data

The U.S. Nationwide Institute of Psychological Well being has more on bipolar disorder.

SOURCE: College of East Anglia, information launch, Might 19, 2021