Virtual Forum: Distinguishing Sedation From Efficacy In Antipsychotic Treatment
Location: Online Via PsychU.org
Description: Agitation is frequently seen in patients with schizophrenia. When treating acute agitation in these patients, minimizing sedation should be a goal. During this virtual forum, Steven Szabo Jr, MD, Staff Psychiatrist, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center/Assistant Professor, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC and John Chelf, MD, Psychiatrist, Jack C. Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Muskogee, OK, will discuss how to recognize the symptoms of acute agitation in an emergency department setting, the potential importance of minimizing sedation in the treatment of acute agitation in patients with schizophrenia, how to distinguish sedation from efficacy in antipsychotic treatment, and pharmacological considerations when selecting an antipsychotic to minimize sedation. The discussion will conclude with time for questions from the audience.
Drs. Szabo and Chelf are paid consultants for Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
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