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Maintenance and Long-Term Treatment Issues in Special Populations: Schizophrenia

Maintenance and Long-Term Treatment Issues in Special Populations: Schizophrenia

Psychiatric Times December 2004 Vol. XXI Issue 14



Sponsored by CME LLC for 1.5 Category 1 credits.
Original release date 12/04. Approved for CME credit through 11/30/05.


Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, the reader will be familiar with:

  • Issues facing women, children and adolescents, and elderly people with schizophrenia.
  • Recommendations for care and monitoring strategies to maintain patients on effective, long-term treatment regimens.

Who will benefit from reading this article?

Psychiatrists, primary care physicians, neurologists, nurse practitioners, psychiatric nurses and other mental health care professionals.

Continuing education credit is available for most specialties. To determine if this article meets the CE requirements for your specialty, please contact your state licensing board.

Dr. Pies is clinical professor of psychiatry at Tufts University. His most recent books include Creeping Thyme, a collection of poetry (Brandylane Publishing); Zimmerman's Tefillin, a short story collection (PublishAmerica); and Handbook of Essential Psychopharmacology, 2nd edition, forthcoming from American Psychiatric Publishing. He has indicated that he has nothing to disclose regarding the nature of this article.

(This is the first part of a two-part series on long-term treatment issues in special populations. Part II will focus on bipolar disorder and dementia--Ed.)


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