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Schizophrenia: clinical review

Schizophrenia: clinical review


Clinical Review

Time to Complete

2.5 hours


June 17, 2012


June 17, 2014

Programme Description

This article by Dr Jonathan Mitchell and Dr Clive Travis covers the diagnosis and management of schizophrenia. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include the stress vulnerability model, the genetics of schizophrenia, and differential diagnoses.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Diagnose schizophrenia in their general practice setting.
  • Understand the difficulties in presentation of schizophrenia.
  • Understand the treatment of schizophrenia.
  • Recognise the complications of schizophrenia
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Jonathan Mitchell
    Consultant psychiatrist
    Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
    United Kingdom

    Dr Clive Travis
    Service user and expert patient
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Raj Thakkar
    United Kingdom


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    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.


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