In a study of conformance to evidence-based treatment recommendations at mental health clinics among people diagnosed with schizophrenia, Canadian researchers found that conformance to recommendations ranged between 58% and 90%, while conformance to psychosocial recommendations ranged from 0% to 81%. The authors speculate that the absence of barriers to access for pharmacological therapies enhances higher conformance, while limited or variable access to psychosocial services negatively affects conformance to treatment recommendations. Results will appear in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.
Maybe the people labeled ‘schizophrenic’ have learned the hard way that they will be forcibly drugged if they don’t up their ‘conformance’ to drug regimes.
Just a thought.