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The Effect of Therapeutic Alliance on Attitudes Toward Psychiatric Medications in Schizophrenia.
The differential influence of therapeutic alliance with different health care professionals on patients' medication adherence has never been examined.
Therapeutic alliance is found to be the lead factor associated with drug attitude in patients with schizophrenia. Identifying psychiatrists as the health care professional most involved in the patients' recovery can greatly increase patients' drug attitudes. Maintaining individuals' functioning also contributes to drug attitude.