A challenge to curing patients is that sometimes the illness itself prevents a patient from taking a cure.
- Depression - lack of motivation and negative thinking prevent the patient from seeking help or carrying out their treatment.
- Dementia - the patient may forget to carry out their treatment.
- Anorexia/Paranoid Schizophrenia - part of the illness includes the belief that they are not ill and possibly even that doctors are working against them.
- Any illness where the patient is too physically incapacitated to contact a doctor or carry out their treatment.
Is there a term for this problem?