Nonadherence to Medication in Hypothyroidism: A Case Report

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This case report reviews the consequences of nonadherence to a hypothyroidism medication schedule and examines the complexity of hypothyroidism treatment. Both biologic and psychosocial aspects are discussed. The physician-patient relationship is a key to improving adherence, and medication alone is not sufficient to improve outcomes. It is essential for the physician to address and successfully manage the psychosocial factors involved as well.

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2010;12(3):000–000

Submitted: July 20, 2009; accepted October 1, 2009.

Published online: May 13, 2010 (doi:10.4088/PCC.09m00863gre).

Corresponding author: Stephen M. Soltys, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, PO Box 19642, Springfield, IL 62794-9642 (ssoltys@siumed.edu).

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2010;12(3):000-000

https://doi.org/10.4088/PCC.09m00863gre