Clozapine Is the Most Effective Antipsychotic Medication: Why Are We Not Prescribing It?
Psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, social workers, and healthcare professionals in related disciplines need to receive regular updates on advances in neuroscience, psychiatric research, psychotherapy, and the evolving best practices for evaluating, diagnosing, and treating psychiatric disorders. The series aims to improve clinical practice through critical appraisal of psychiatric research, the use of evidence-based treatment approaches, and the integration of multiple treatment modalities to enhance the quality of psychiatric care and improve patient outcomes.
Physicians, fellows, residents, nurses, and other health professionals.
At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:
- Review the morbidity and mortality rates associated with treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS).
- List the reasons why psychiatrists are reluctant to prescribe clozapine despite its proven effectiveness in patients with TRS.
- Compare and contrast various antipsychotic medications and the effects they can have on a patient with TRS.
- Discuss how the risk of clozapine-induced neutropenia changes with time.
- Develop a strategy to implement prescribing clozapine to a patient with TRS.
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Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Social Work: The Baylor College of Medicine Division of Continuing Professional Development (License Number 7270) is an approved continuing education provider for Social Workers through the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. This activity has been approved for 0.75 continuing education unit.
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.75 Participation
- 0.75 Social Work
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