Welcome to PsychEd, the psychiatry podcast for medical learners, by medical learners. This episode is our fourth and final episode in our mini-series on schizophrenia. In this episode, we take an advanced look at the clinical management of schizophrenia, including a discussion of treatment-resistant schizophrenia and clozapine. Warning: this content in this episode is a little bit more advanced than usual, but also ultra interesting.
Our guest expert is Dr. Gary Remington. He is a researcher, psychiatrist, Chief of the Schizophrenia Division at CAMH and an author of the 2017 Canadian schizophrenia guidelines
The learning objectives for this episode are as follows:
By the end of this episode, the listener will be able to…
Have an approach to treating a first episode psychosis of schizophrenia
Understand the important components of maintenance treatment in schizophrenia
Understand the concept of treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS)
Know when to initiate clozapine
List some of the psychosocial interventions involved in treating schizophrenia
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Kapur, S., Remington, G., Jones, C., & Wilson, A. (1996). High levels of dopamine D2 receptor occupancy with low-dose haloperidol treatment: a PET study. The American journal of psychiatry, 153(7), 948.
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