The OPTIMA tool allows for a systematic discussion about the option of LAIs with patients. It helps to make LAIs a choice, rather than a punishment.
It is based on evidence that:
Relapses worsen the long term patient trajectory
The best way to avoid relapse is continuous antipsychotic treatment
Author: Dr Howard Margolese
OPTIMA Tool: offering Patients therapeutic information on medication alternatives
This initiative has been sponsored in part by Janssen Inc. through an educational grant.