Journal #8: Comparing 32 Oral Antipsychotics for Acute Multi-Episode Schizophrenia Treatment

Journal Club #8:

Comparing 32 Oral Antipsychotics for Acute Multi-Episode Schizophrenia Treatment.

Article: Lancet. 2019;394(10202):939-951.

This journal club will compare 32 oral antipsychotics for the management of acute multi-episode schizophrenia in the following ten domains:

  1. Overall Changes in Symptoms
  2. Positive Symptoms
  3. Negative Symptoms
  4. Depressive Symptoms
  5. Social Functioning
  6. Adverse Events: Weight Gain
  7. Adverse Events: Akathisia
  8. Adverse Events: Prolactin Elevation
  9. Adverse Events: QTc Prolongation
  10. Adverse Events: Sedation

This journal club includes an expert discussion section with Dr. Lena Palaniyappan. He will answer the following clinical questions:

  1. How important are the differences in efficacy among antipsychotics?
  2. What is the clinical importance of the differences in the adverse event profile of antipsychotics?
  3. How to implement this information and improve our prescribing practices?
  4. What can we say differently to patients & their families on the basis of this study?

Journal Club #8 is Available for Course Subscriber Only:

Psychiatry Education Forum’s Journal Club is a free feature for Physician’s Guide for Clinical Psychiatry course subscribers.

UPCOMING JOURNAL CLUB SCHEDULE:

SUBSCRIBE TO PHYSICIAN’S GUIDE FOR CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY COURSE
& GET FREE ACCESS TO ALL JOURNAL CLUB DISCUSSIONS + CME CREDITS:
  • Total chapters: 250+ Chapters.
  • Chapters and Sections are frequently updated.
  • Peer2Peer ChatRoom: Makes learning process more active via engagement among subscribers.
  • Journal Club: we will post most recently published psychiatry articles relevant to your daily clinical practice.
  • Coffee Club: contain short discussions with clinical experts in the field of psychiatry
  • Goal: is to have all important clinically relevant topics in one course.
  • Annual Subscription of $65/year: for continued access to course on an annual basis.