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Noncompliance: Introduction

Noncompliance: Failure of patient to adhere to treatment regimens or advice. See detailed information below for a list of 15 causes of Noncompliance, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Noncompliance:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Noncompliance. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

  • Some common examples where patients fail to comply with medical treatment advice:
    • Smoking - it is hard to quit smoking.
    • Obesity - it is difficult to adhere to diet treatments.
    • Diabetics - adherence to a diabetic diet treatment varies across patients.
    • Any disorder requiring diet changes - it is hard for people to change their eating patterns.
    • Alcohol addiction
  • Some disorders where a patient may intentionally disobey medical advice include:
  • Some other issues or medical disorders where a patient fails to comply with treatment may include:
    • Depression - often due to lack of energy to carry out the treatment plan.
    • Relationship problems - if a relationship partner compels or influences a person against the advice of their doctor.
  • more causes...»

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Noncompliance

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Noncompliance: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Noncompliance, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Noncompliance Treatments

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Stories from Users for Noncompliance

Real-life user stories relating to Noncompliance:

Message Boards for Noncompliance

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Noncompliance or relevant symptoms:

Noncompliance: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Noncompliance may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Noncompliance

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Noncompliance: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Noncompliance

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially misdiagnosed as a "nervous breakdown" and more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. Many patients with bipolar seek help from more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See misdiagnosis of depression or symptoms more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure to diagnose these anxiety disorders may worsen the more »

Noncompliance: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Noncompliance

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Noncompliance: Related Rare Diseases

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Noncompliance: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Detailed list of causes of Noncompliance

The list below shows some of the causes of Noncompliance mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Noncompliance?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Noncompliance. Of the 15 causes of Noncompliance that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 10 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Noncompliance:

The following list of conditions have 'Noncompliance' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Noncompliance Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Noncompliance based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Noncompliance?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Noncompliance, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Noncompliance:

    Medical Conditions associated with Noncompliance:

    Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes)

    Symptoms related to Noncompliance:

    Anorexia nervosa, Drug addiction, Paranoid disorders, Schizophrenia disorder, Psychotic disorders, Bipolar disorder, Factitious disorders, Malingering (4 causes)

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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