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PsychEd: educational psychiatry podcast

Feb 13, 2019

Welcome to PsychEd, the psychiatry podcast for medical learners, by medical learners. This episode is part II in the treatment of schizophrenia series with our expert Dr. Albert Wong, a psychiatrist and research scientist who is an expert in schizophrenia at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and professor at the University of Toronto.

The learning objectives for this episode are as follows:

By the end of this episode, the listener will be able to…


  1. Conceptualize antipsychotic drugs categories in in different and clinically relevant ways

  2. Have an approach for choosing an antipsychotic medication for a patient and be able to consent them by going over the benefits and limitations of the medications

  3. Understand the limitations of our understanding of schizophrenia and our current treatments and some of the problems that remain to be solved in this area of psychiatry



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  • Robinson, D. J. (1997). Brain calipers: A guide to a successful mental status exam. Fort Gratiot, Mich., USA: Rapid Psychler Press.

  • Kuipers, E., Yesufu-Udechuku, A., Taylor, C., & Kendall, T. (2014). Management of psychosis and schizophrenia in adults: summary of updated NICE guidance. BMJ: British Medical Journal (Online), 348.

CPA Note: The views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.

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