Jonathan Meyer, MD

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego

Accredited by

American Psychiatric Association

Course Description

Learning Objectives

- Discuss the rationale for and dosing of prophylactic use of metformin to manage clozapine related weight gain.
- Identify that seizures are easily managed and should never be a reason to discontinue clozapine treatment.
- Express the conclusions that, due to the low prevalence of seizures, prophylactic anticonvulsants should not be used as these will be unnecessary in 98% of patients.
- Diagnose myocarditis and interstitial nephritis, and distinguish these from benign fever and benign eosinophilia
- Recognize the need for evaluation of cardiomyopathy
- Explain that there is a known incidence of hematologic abnormalities other than neutropenia, including leukocytosis, neutrophilia, thrombocytosis, thrombocytopenia and anemia
- Manage inadequate clozapine response

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2020-Jun-01
Expiration Date:2023-Jun-01
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes

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