A. Szulc, Poland
Moderator of 1 Session
The symposium aims to address the broad-spectrum treatment of schizophrenia using the clinical staging framework. In the first lecture the role of partial dopamine agonists in the first episode of psychosis will be uncovered utilizing cariprazine, a third-generation antipsychotic medication as an example. Then, the second lecture will focus on the three R’s in the middle stage of schizophrenia: relapse, remission and recovery, and explain how cariprazine data from clinical trials are linked to these concepts. The final lecture will detail the treatment goals and options in the chronic stage of schizophrenia with special attention to the neurocognitive and negative symptoms and their connection to quality of life and everyday functioning.