Experts discuss appropriate treatment sequencing for patients with schizophrenia, including early use of LAIs and switching from an oral antipsychotic.
Experts compare data on hospitalization, adherence, relapse risk, tolerance and efficacy between LAIs and OAs in the treatment of schizophrenia.
In treating agitation in bipolar disorder/schizophrenia in the emergency department, consider efficacy and safety of therapies as well as the safety of patient and staff.
LAI antipsychotics are often initiated late in adults with schizophrenia, despite evidence supporting early use. Experts discuss the barriers to initiating LAI treatment, as well as adherence, efficacy and safety data.
Balancing symptoms and side effects is difficult when treating patients with schizophrenia. New approaches to treatment and new therapies in the pipeline offer hope for this difficult-to-treat mental health disorder.
Side effects from medication have the greatest impact on adherence for patients with Schizophrenia. They lower quality of life, daily functioning, and satisfaction.
Negative symptoms contribute to poor functional outcomes in schizophrenia. Evaluating different symptom domains and understanding the disorder’s reward circuitry can help with intervention and patients’ leading more fulfilling lives.
Schizophrenia affects 1% of the world’s population largely during a patient’s most productive years. Multiple treatments are available, however many gaps to recovery exist. Learn from experts diagnostic criteria for and defining recovery in schizophrenia.
Predicting suicide is difficult, as suicidal behavior is not linked solely to any single behavior or psychiatric diagnosis. This study compared risk of suicidal behavior among a transdiagnostic sample of Veterans with varying disorders and behaviors.
Patients may be more willing to accept some adverse effects than others. Dr Kane offers advice on addressing side effects that prevent patients from maintaining their medication adherence.


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