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Innovations in Schizophrenia

  • Authors: Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH; Christoph U. Correll, MD; Jonathan Meyer, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 7/7/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 7/7/2023, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for psychiatrists, primary care physicians (PCPs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs).

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to screen, diagnose, treat, and manage patients with schizophrenia.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Best practices in forming effective and engaging relationships with patients with schizophrenia   
    • Implications of 2 common comorbidities, depression and anxiety, with respect to clinical management and treatment decisions for patients with schizophrenia  
    • Recent clinical trial data on emerging and novel treatments for schizophrenia  
    • Prevalence and risk factors for tardive dyskinesia (TD) among patients on antipsychotic medication  
    • The clinical management of patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia  
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Implementing an evidence-based approach to controlling TD symptoms in patients on antipsychotic medications  
    • Assessing patients for treatment-resistant schizophrenia  


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  • Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH

    Clinical Professor 
    Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
    New York Medical College 
    Valhalla, New York 


    Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH, has the following relevant financial relationships:  
    Consultant or advisor for: AbbVie/Allergan; Acadia; Adamas; Alkermes; Angelini; Astellas; Avanir; Axsome; BioXcel; Boehringer Ingelheim; Cadent Therapeutics; Eisai; Enteris BioPharma; HLS Therapeutics; Impel; Intra-Cellular Therapies; Janssen; Karuna; Lundbeck; Lyndra; Medavante-ProPhase; Merck; Neurocrine; Novartis; Noven; Otsuka; Ovid; Relmada; Reviva; Sage; Sunovion; Supernus; Teva 
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: AbbVie/Allergan; Acadia; Alkermes; Angelini; Eisai; Intra-Cellular Therapies; Janssen; Lundbeck; Neurocrine; Noven; Otsuka; Sage; Sunovion; Takeda; Teva 
    Stock options from: Reviva 
    Owns stock (publicly traded) in: Bristol Myers Squibb; Eli Lilly and Company; Johnson & Johnson; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp; Pfizer

  • Christoph U. Correll, MD

    Professor of Psychiatry and Molecular Medicine 
    The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell 
    Hempstead, New York 
    Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience 
    Feinstein Institute for Medical Research 
    Manhasset, New York 


    Christoph U. Correll, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:  
    Consultant or advisor for: AbbVie; Acadia; Alkermes; Allergan; Angelini; Aristo; Boehringer Ingelheim; Cardio Diagnostics; Cerevel; CNX Therapeutics; Compass Pathways; Damitsa; Gedeon Richter; Hikma; Holmusk; Intra-Cellular Therapies; Janssen/Johnson & Johnson; Karuna; LB Pharma; Lundbeck; MedAvante-ProPhase; MedInCell; Merck; Mindpax; Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma; Mylan, Neurocrine; Noven; Otsuka; Pharmabrain; Recordati; Relmada; Reviva; Rovi; Seqirus; Servier; SK Life Science; Sunovion; Sun Pharma; Supernus; Takeda; Teva; Viatris 
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: AbbVie; Angelini; Aristo; Damitsa; Gedeon Richter; Hikma; Intra-Cellular Therapies; Janssen/Johnson & Johnson; Lundbeck; Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma; Mylan; Otsuka; Recordati; Seqirus; Sunovion; Takeda; Viatris 
    Research funding from: Janssen; Takeda 
    Contracted researcher for: Janssen 
    Stock options from: Cardio Diagnostics; Mindpax; LB Pharma 

  • Jonathan Meyer, MD

    Clinical Professor 
    Department of Psychiatry 
    University of California San Diego 
    La Jolla, California 


    Jonathan Meyer, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:  
    Consultant or advisor for: Acadia Pharmaceuticals; Alkermes; Intra-Cellular Therapies; Karuna; Neurocrine; Otsuka America, Inc.; Sunovion; Teva 
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Alkermes; Intra-Cellular Therapies; Noven; Sunovion; Teva


  • Lisette Arnaud-Hevi, , PhD

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


    Lisette Arnaud-Hevi, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer/Nurse Planner

  • Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC 


    Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP, has no relevant financial relationships. 

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Innovations in Schizophrenia

Authors: Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH; Christoph U. Correll, MD; Jonathan Meyer, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 7/7/2022

Valid for credit through: 7/7/2023, 11:59 PM EST


Contents of This CME Activity

All sections of this activity are required for credit.

The Power of Early Intervention and the Therapeutic Alliance for Patients With Schizophrenia ​

Learn with Dr Correll about the best practices in forming effective and engaging relationships with patients with schizophrenia.
Christoph U. Correll, MD

Key Questions on Common Comorbidities in Schizophrenia: A Focus on Depression and Anxiety

Hear about 2 of the most common comorbidities of schizophrenia and how to manage them.
Jonathan Meyer, MD

Tardive Dyskinesia: Causes, Consequences, and What to Do About It

Dr Citrome reviews the risk factors for tardive dyskinesia and how to control the symptoms.
Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH

Novel Approaches in Schizophrenia Treatment

Dr Correll reviews the latest developments on pharmacotherapies for schizophrenia.
Christoph U. Correll, MD

Addressing Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia: Best Practices in Assessment and Management

Hear about how to identify a patient resistant to treatment and how to improve their chances of response.
Jonathan Meyer, MD

Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to screen, diagnose, treat, and manage patients with schizophrenia.

Before you begin this activity, please assess your clinical knowledge by completing this brief survey. Answering these questions again after the activity will allow you to see what you learned and to compare your answers with those of your peers.

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