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Activity Date: 04/25/2022

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Individuals with schizophrenia have a life expectancy that is, on average, twenty years lower than the general population. One potential explanation is the increased prevalence of metabolic issues, including obesity, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and diabetes that is found amongst individuals with schizophrenia. Data suggest that clinicians are not currently managing or recognizing metabolic side effects of antipsychotics adequately, in part due to a lack of confidence and/or knowledge with respect to proper management. In addition, approved treatments are only just recently available and may not be well known or confidently added into standard clinical practice. Continuing education to address these gaps in clinician understanding is vital towards improving the treatment outcomes of patients with antipsychotic-related metabolic side effects. In this program, Dr. Jonathan Meyer will discuss the most current research findings on how to effectively manage adverse metabolic effects associated with antipsychotic use, not only in schizophrenia but also the many other mental health disorders in which antipsychotics are often employed.
 
 
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Learning Objectives

  1. Investigate the hypothesized neurobiological mechanisms by which antipsychotics may alter metabolic parameters
  2. Implement treatment strategies aimed at reducing or avoiding metabolic side effects to improve treatment adherence

Grant Support

This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Intra-Cellular Therapies.
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