Rethinking Schizophrenia

$3.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Intermediate

CEU Course Description

This course focuses on: the background of schizophrenia; mapping the pathophysiology of schizophrenia; the stages of the disease; schizophrenia in 2030; as well as the prevention, reducing the cognitive deficits, integration of care, and the stigma of schizophrenia.

Article Author:  Thomas R. Insel, M.D.
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss the cause of schizophrenia and how treatments, especially pharmacological treatments, have had an impact on those living with the disease.

2.  Examine the age that is most common for schizophrenia to present with symptoms and which symptoms are seen most often.

3.  Explain which portion of the brain is affected by schizophrenia and how this introduces the cognitive symptoms of the disorder.

4.  Investigate how those suffering from the disease have a history of delayed maturation and developmental milestones.

5.  Elucidate the events during pregnancy that have been associated with subsequent increased risk for schizophrenia.

6.  Identify the conditions that are epidemic among people with schizophrenia and how this plays into further negative health consequences.

Date Added: 2014-08-05

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