Well this will be the last pharmacological podcast for a little while, and also Steve's last podcast for now. If you haven't heard the rest of his podcasts, I'd highly recommend you take a listen by down loading the past episodes. Anyway today we are going to discuss the placebo effect and compliance.
We consider some of the aspects of the placebo effect: what it is, how it works, why its useful and why its important. We also look at compliance, adherence or concordance...no matter what word you choose the aim is simple, to come to a place where your patient is willing to take the medication (or any other treatment) you are offering. This is generally best built on negotiation and compromise.
And finally just want to wish all those who are undertaking paper 1 next week best of luck with it. References for this podcast are as follows:
Johnstone EC, Cunningham Owens D, Lawrie SM, McIntosh AM, Sharpe MD. Companion to Psychiatric Studies (8th Ed)
Gelder M, Harrison P, Cowan P. Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry (5th ed)
Taylor D, Paton C, Kapur S. Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines (10th ed)
Stahl SM, Muntner N. Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications (Essential Psychopharmacology Series) (1st ed)
Birmingham MRCPsych Course revision notes: Paper 1 & Paper 2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placebo Aronson J. Compliance, Concordance, Adherence. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2007; 63: 383–4 Marinker M, Shaw J. Not to be taken as directed - Putting concordance for taking medicines into practice. BMJ; 326: 348–9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compliance_(medicine)