Advice for Clinicians Treating Schizophrenia
Sanjai Rao, MD, DFAPA, and Kimberly Garcia, DNP, CRNP provide some advice to clinicians on explaining schizophrenia to patients and caregivers to achieve understanding and therapy adherence.
Patient Barriers to Long Acting Injectables for Schizophrenia Treatment
Dr. Sanjai Rao and nurse practitioner Kimberly Garcia explain the barriers patients face in getting treatment with long-acting injectables and how COVID-19 has affected patient care.
Advantages of Treating Schizophrenia with Long Acting Injectables
Experts discuss the advantages of using the longest-acting injection formulation to treat schizophrenia, and whether there’s a need to discuss LAIs with patients from onset of illness.
Administration of Available Long Acting Injectables for Schizophrenia
Kimberly Garcia, DNP, CRNP, and Sanjai Rao, MD, DFAPA, review the administration frequencies of long acting injectables risperidone, aripiprazole, and paliperidone.
Discussing Long Acting Injectables for Schizophrenia with Patients
Sanjai Rao, MD, DFAPA, starts a conversation on how to discuss long acting injectables with patients and how to best transition from an oral medication.
Treating Schizophrenia with Long Acting Injectables
Nurse Practitioner Kimberly Garcia and Dr. Sanjai Rao have a discussion on how they treat schizophrenia and highlight the considerations of prescribing long-acting injectables.
Schizophrenia and Treatment Adherence
Key opinion leaders comment on how to monitor and increase patient treatment adherence to prevent relapse.
Diagnosis of Schizophrenia Relapse
Sanjai Rao, MD, DFAPA, and Kimberly Garcia, DNP, CRNP, discuss how practitioners diagnose a schizophrenia relapse, and how to discuss relapse with patients.
Prevalence and Treatment Challenges of Schizophrenia
Kimberly Garcia, DNP, CRNP, explains how widespread schizophrenia is and the challenges and unmet needs of treatment.
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