The Curriculum

Each SZconsult session will include a didactic session of about 15 minutes, and we’ll post the PowerPoint files and lecture recordings to the SZconsult Past Presentations blog.

Here is a list of topics we will covering in 2018.

Drop us a line to let us know what you think or if you have suggestions for additional topics.

 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

What causes schizophrenia: dopamine psychosis            

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

What causes schizophrenia: glutamate psychosis            

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

What causes schizophrenia: inflammatory psychosis     

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

What causes schizophrenia: cannabis-associated psychosis        

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Subtypes of schizophrenia: physiotypes, pharmacotypes, clinical course              

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Medical evaluation: Differential diagnosis and workup of schizophrenia              

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The treatment imperative: the prognosis of protracted psychosis            

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Shared decision making: the best path toward medication compliance 

Sara Dugan, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS

 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Pharmacodynamics: How do antipsychotic medications work? 

Sara Dugan, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS

 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Dosing: What’s the right dose? How low can it go? How much is too much?       

Sara Dugan, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Symptom tracking in the home and clinic – ‘measurement-based care’  

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Pharmacogenetics: Can gene tests help pick the right medication?         

Sara Dugan, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS

 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

What is the best medication for schizophrenia? What does the evidence say?   

Sara Dugan, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS

 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Pharmacokinetics of oral antipsychotic medications      

Sara Dugan, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pharmacokinetics of long-acting injectable medications

Sara Dugan, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS

 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Polypharmacy: When to combine medications? When not to?  

Sara Dugan, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS

 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Akathisia: A common problem with many solutions       

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tremor, Parkinsonism, dystonia: The classical EPS           

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Metabolic adverse effects: Tips for treatment and prevention  

Sara Dugan, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS

 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tardive dyskinesia and other tardive syndromes             

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The AIMS exam

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Sialorrhea: causes and treatment options           

Sara Dugan, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Anticholinergic medications: What are they good for? What are they bad for?  

Sara Dugan, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS

 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Amantadine: Uses, mechanisms of action, and side effects        

Sara Dugan, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS

 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Metformin: What psychiatric prescribers should know about it

Sara Dugan, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS

 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Lamotrigine: Reviewing the evidence relevant to schizophrenia

Sara Dugan, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Topiramate: Reviewing the evidence relevant to schizophrenia

Sara Dugan, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS

 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Lithium and the lithium-responsive schizophrenias        

Sara Dugan, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS

 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The treatment resistant patient: general approach to assessment and treatment            

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Clozapine: rationale for its use 

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Neutropenia: What is the actual risk and how can it be managed?          

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Logistics of clozapine prescribing            

Sara Dugan, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS

 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Clozapine side effects: How to prevent or manage them

Sara Dugan, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS

 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

What to do if clozapine doesn’t work?  

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A life of meaning and purpose: Minimizing disability from schizophrenia            

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Cognitive decline: Can it be prevented? Can it be reversed?       

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Psychotherapies for schizophrenia         

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Family education and support  

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Complementary, alternative, and nutritional treatments             

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Late-life psychosis         

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Childhood-onset schizophrenia

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Pregnancy, lactation and the schizophrenia patient of child-bearing potential   

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Depressive syndromes within the schizophrenias            

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Manias and schizoaffective disorder     

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Stress and trauma          

Erik Messamore, MD, PhD