The aim of this programme is to enable healthcare professionals to provide evidence-based pharmaceutical care to those patients diagnosed with schizophrenia and to know when and where to refer as appropriate.
On completion of this programme you should be able to:
- Describe the key symptoms of schizophrenia
- Discuss and evaluate the proposed mechanisms of action of antipsychotic medication
- Differentiate between typical and atypical antipsychotics
- Describe the side-effects of antipsychotic medication and outline options for their management