PsychEd Episode 12: Treatment of Schizophrenia Part IV Advanced Principles of Schizophrenia Treatment with Dr. Gary Remington

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…

  1. Have an approach to treating a first episode psychosis of schizophrenia

  2. Understand the important components of maintenance treatment in schizophrenia

  3. Understand the concept of treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS)

  4. Know when to initiate clozapine

  5. List some of the psychosocial interventions involved in treating schizophrenia


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