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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 200-202

Attitude toward antipsychotics and its correlation with psychopathology and insight in patients with schizophrenia

1 Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pharmacogenomics, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi, India

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Prof. Rakesh Kumar Chadda
Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijsp.ijsp_7_17

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Background: Attitude to antipsychotics is likely to affect adherence to treatment and hence the outcome in schizophrenia. Methods: The present study was conducted to assess the attitude to antipsychotics and its correlates in patients with schizophrenia. Attitude to antipsychotics, insight, and psychopathology were assessed in 331 patients with schizophrenia using standardized measures. Results: Most patients showed a positive attitude toward antipsychotics. A negative correlation was observed between attitude and severity of psychopathology, whereas a positive attitude was seen between insight and attitude. Conclusion: The study emphasizes the need for psychoeducation at improving insight in patients with schizophrenia so as to enhance treatment adherence and outcome.

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