© 2019

Psychiatric Nonadherence

A Solutions-Based Approach

  • Victor Fornari
  • Ida Dancyger
  • Includes chapters on nonadherence within each age group across the lifespan

  • Written by experts in their fields

  • Includes tables and figures for quick references


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mental Health Treatment Nonadherence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. Richard Martini, Tammer Attallah
      Pages 3-16
    3. Ryan E. Lawrence, Lisa Dixon
      Pages 43-57
    4. Althea Bardin, Brianna Cheney, Laura Braider
      Pages 59-80
    5. Yun Freudenberg-Hua, Ryan Kaufman, Antonia Alafris, Sukriti Mittal, Neil Kremen, Erika Jakobson
      Pages 81-99
  3. What Makes a Good Doctor?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. R. Ellen Pearlman, Calvin Chou
      Pages 103-112
    3. Peter Weissmann, Alice Fornari, William T. Branch Jr.
      Pages 113-127
    4. Eric R. Marcus, Rita Charon
      Pages 129-142
  4. Solving the Dilemma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Sandeep Kapoor, Bruce Goldman
      Pages 177-189
    3. Claudine Higdon, Rebecca M. Eichenbaum, Melissa P. DelBello
      Pages 191-200
    4. Sourav Sengupta, Michael Adragna
      Pages 201-212
    5. Victor Fornari, Ida Dancyger
      Pages 213-215
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 217-222

About this book


This book explores medical nonadherence to treatment and management of psychiatric disorders across the lifespan.  Leading experts in the field, specializing in a range of  mental health problems describe the impact of nonadherence in the treatment of children, adolescents, transition age youths, adults, and older adults.  The book eloquently articulates the key elements of effective physicians and offers clinical pearls on professionalism, empathy, and the doctor-patient relationship—a key component to solving treatment nonadherence.  This volume focuses on solutions for improved clinical outcomes, including communication skills, empathy and building trust, motivational interviewing techniques and the use of technology.


Psychiatric Nonadherence is an excellent resource for all clinicians who care for individuals with psychiatric illness.  This timely reference will provide guidance to enhance effective treatment adherence for a wide array of medical practitioners, including child and adolescent, adult forensic, and geriatric psychiatrists, addiction medicine specialists, primary care physicians, psychologists and nurses.


Professionalism Doctor-patient relationship Motivational interviewing Technology in clinical care College age youth

Editors and affiliations

  • Victor Fornari
    • 1
  • Ida Dancyger
    • 2
  1. 1.Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/NorthwellHempsteadUSA
  2. 2.Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/NorthwellHempsteadUSA

About the editors

Victor Fornari MD
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Ida Dancyger PhD
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Victor Fornari, MD, is the director of the merged Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry of North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, including the Zucker Hillside Hospital and the Cohen Children’s Medical Center. He is also professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals