Online Education | Neuropsychotropic Drug Therapy 2016 - Early Onset Schizophrenia

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Early Onset Schizophrenia

Course Description

Learn to identify the signs of early onset psychosis in this module, which provides psychopharmacological as well as psychosocial treatment strategies for psychotic illness in children and adolescents. 


Jon "Jack" McClellan, MD
Professor, Medical Director of the Child Study and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Washington Medical Center

Comments from lecture attendees:

"Dr. McClellan's talk was particularly useful in providing examples of interview questions to use with children and adolescents when screening for psychosis."


Target Audience

For psychiatric nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals. 

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this module, you will be better able to:

  1. Identify symptoms and patterns of illness that are characteristics of early onset psychotic disorders.
  2. Describe medication strategies to treat psychotic illnesses.
  3. Discuss appropriate monitoring of antipsychotic medication therapies.

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Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.10 Contact hours
  • 1.10 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Available Credit

  • 1.10 Contact hours
  • 1.10 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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