When selecting treatments for schizophrenia, physicians have to consider many variables, including the patient’s health and lifestyle, co-prescribed medications and previously experienced adverse events. This slide deck covers the progression of schizophrenia and functional decline. You will gain insight into treatment principles, the impact of adverse events on patients and the importance of early intervention for patients with schizophrenia.
This slide deck has been developed in collaboration with the former Lundbeck International Neuroscience Foundation.
In most patients the formal onset of Schizophrenia is preceded by a period of symptoms, known as the prodromal period.[Lieberman et al., 2001] Symptoms in this stage can include mood disturbances and cognitive symptoms.[Lieberman et al., 2001; McGlashan, 1996] Treatment …
The progression of schizophrenia and functional decline
Treatment should be optimised for each individual in order to improve the outcome
- long-term red…
Psychosocial interventions should be tailored to the goals, needs, abilities and circumstances of patients
- Psychosocial interventions work synergistically with medicati…
Disease phases in schizophrenia
Different phases of schizophrenia have different treatment goals
Factors to consider when setting treatment goals
- reduce or eliminate symptoms
- maximise quality of life and adaptive functioning
- promote and mai…