Psychiatric Medication Worksheet
What is the theory behind this Psychiatric Medication Worksheet?
Many mental illnesses have a biological basis that can be treated fully or partially with psychiatric medications. A recurring issue with prescribing psychiatric medicines is the client’s inability to adhere to the given schedule. This creates many hurdles for the psychiatrist as they are not able to fully determine whether the medications are working or not or if they need to be replaced. It is essential to educate clients about the importance of complying with their medication schedules.
How will the worksheet help?
The info sheet can help educate clients about the importance of complying to their medication schedules. It will also help educate them about what they can do to manage their medicine intake and what important questions they need to ask their psychiatrist regarding it.
How to use the worksheet?
This info sheet can be used in the psychoeducation phase of therapeutic sessions for individuals in need of psychiatric medications. The psychiatrist can use the info sheet to help educate their clients, encourage them to adhere to their medications and play an active role in reporting important observations. It can also be used to educate family members to encourage them to ensure their loved one sticks to the schedule.
You can download this worksheet here.
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Loots, E., Goossens, E., Vanwesemael, T., Morrens, M., Van Rompaey, B., & Dilles, T. (2021). Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence in Patients with Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. International journal of environmental research and public health, 18(19), 10213.