Jul 23, 2020
Schizophrenia is a chronic and debilitating disorder that creates a substantial burden not only for patients but also for their families. The high rates of treatment resistance, relapse rates, and incidence of adverse side effects in patients with schizophrenia suggest that a major treatment gap continues to exist. Given the high rates of treatment resistance, novel strategies and therapeutic approaches beyond D2 receptor blockade are being intensively studied. What are some of these novel approaches? How effective are they in the treatment of schizophrenia? What medications are available, or emerging that target neurotransmitters systems beyond dopamine? In this podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan Meyer and Dr. Leslie Citrome discuss some of the ground-breaking work in this field, and how you can better treat patients with schizophrenia.
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Interviewer / Author
Andrew J. Cutler, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Grant/Research: Acadia, Aevi Genomics/Cerecor, Alder/Lundbeck, Akili Interactive, Alkermes, Allergan, Axsome, Biohaven, Daiichi Sankyo, Intra-Cellular, Ironshore, Janssen, Lilly, Lundbeck, Neurocrine, Novartis, Otsuka, Sage, Sunovion, Supernus, Takeda, Tris
Consultant/Advisor: Acadia, Adlon, AiCure, Akili Interactive, Alfasigma, Alkermes, Allergan, Avanir, Cognitive Research, Intra-Cellular, Ironshore, Janssen, Lundbeck, MedAvante-ProPhase, Neurocrine, Novartis, Noven, Otsuka, Purdue, Sage, Sunovion, Supernus, Takeda, Teva
Speakers Bureau: Acadia, Alfasigma, Alkermes, Allergan, Arbor, Avanir, Gedeon Richter, Intra-Cellular, Ironshore, Janssen, Lundbeck, Neurocrine, Otsuka, Sunovion, Supernus, Takeda, Teva, Tris
Interviewee / Author
Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Consultant/Advisor: Acadia, Alkermes, Allergan, Avanir, BioXcel, Eisai, Impel, Indivior, Intra-Cellular Therapies, Janssen, Lundbeck, Luye, Merck, Neurocrine, Noven, Osmotica, Otsuka, Pfizer, Sage, Shire, Sunovion, Takeda, Teva, Vanda
Speakers Bureau: Acadia, Alkermes, Allergan, Janssen, Lundbeck, Merck, Neurocrine, Otsuka, Pfizer, Sage, Shire, Sunovion, Takeda, Teva
Stockholder: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Pfizer
Interviewee / Author
Jonathan M. Meyer, MD
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA
Consultant/Advisor: Acadia, Alkermes, Allergan, Intra-Cellular Therapies, Neurocrine
Speakers Bureau: Acadia, Alkermes, Allergan, Janssen, Neurocrine, Otsuka, Sunovion, Teva
Sabrina K. Bradbury-Segal, PhD
Medical Writer, Neuroscience Education Institute, Carlsbad, CA
No financial relationships to disclose.
The Planning Committee and Peer Reviewer have no financial relationships to disclose.
Disclosure of Off-Label Use: This educational activity may include discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of agents that are not currently labeled for such use by the FDA. Please consult the product prescribing information for full disclosure of labeled uses.
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Support: This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Intra-Cellular Therapies.
Released: July 23, 2020 CME credit expires: July 23, 2023