Factors affecting treatment compliance in patients with bipolar I disorder during prophylaxis: a study from Turkey

Col S. E., Caykoylu A., Ugurlu G. K., Ugurlu M.

GENERAL HOSPITAL PSYCHIATRY, vol.36, no.2, pp.208-213, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2013.11.006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.208-213
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: Treatment noncompliance is one of the most frequent causes of relapse and recurrence in patients with bipolar I disorder. Treatment compliance among patients with bipolar disorder is affected by individual patients' features, the disease itself, doctor-patient relationships and patients' socio-economic and cultural characteristics. This study aimed to determine the factors affecting treatment compliance during the treatment of bipolar disorder and contribute to current clinical strategies.