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Medscape InDiscussion: Schizophrenia


Mar 22, 2023

Drs John M. Kane and Jonathan Meyer discuss treatment-resistant schizophrenia, how common it is, how to detect and manage it, and how delays in the initiation of treatment negatively affect patients.

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Resources

The Clozapine Handbook: Stahl's Handbooks (Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology Handbooks) https://www.amazon.com/Clozapine-Handbook-Handbooks-Essential-Psychopharmacology/dp/1108447465

Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia: Clinical, Biological, and Therapeutic Perspectives https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30170114/

Predictors of Treatment-Resistant and Clozapine-Resistant Schizophrenia: A 12-Year Follow-up Study of First-Episode Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33043960/

Mortality in People With Schizophrenia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Relative Risk and Aggravating or Attenuating Factors https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35524619/

Pharmacological Interventions for Clozapine-Induced Hypersalivation https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18646130/

The Effect of Clozapine on Premature Mortality: An Assessment of Clinical Monitoring and Other Potential Confounders https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25154620/

Antipsychotic Plasma Levels in the Assessment of Poor Treatment Response in Schizophrenia https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29072776/

Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia: Treatment Response and Resistance in Psychosis (TRRIP) Working Group Consensus Guidelines on Diagnosis and Terminology https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27919182/

An International Adult Guideline for Making Clozapine Titration Safer by Using Six Ancestry-Based Personalized Dosing Titrations, CRP, and Clozapine Levels https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34911124/

FDA Strengthens Warning That Untreated Constipation Caused by Schizophrenia Medicine Clozapine (Clozaril) Can Lead to Serious Bowel Problems https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-strengthens-warning-untreated-constipation-caused-schizophrenia-medicine-clozapine-clozaril-can

Cariprazine https://reference.medscape.com/drug/vraylar-cariprazine-999874

Lumateperone https://reference.medscape.com/drug/caplyta-lumateperone-1000316

Lurasidone https://reference.medscape.com/drug/latuda-lurasidone-999605