JCP Weekly March 19, 2019

ASCP Corner

Treatment Options for Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia

About one-third of those with schizophrenia show limited response to antipsychotic treatment. This ASCP Corner article provides an update on the role of clozapine, alternative treatment options, and augmentation options for management of these patients.

DOI: 10.4088/JCP.18ac12394 | Posted: 03/19/2019

Meta-Analysis

Computer-Assisted CBT for Depression

Computer-assisted cognitive-behavior therapy (CCBT) allows clinicians to deliver evidence-based care to more patients than would be possible with standard CBT. This meta-analysis sought to determine if additional clinician support can increase the efficacy of CCBT—read the report to learn what the authors found.

DOI: 10.4088/JCP.18r12188 | Posted: 03/19/2019

Brief Report

Disclosure of Dementia Diagnosis

Disclosing a diagnosis of dementia can be one of the most challenging aspects of care for clinicians. However difficult the diagnosis is to give, disclosing the diagnosis in a timely fashion, accompanied by psychoeducation and care planning, is beneficial to patients and their care partners. Disclosure provided as early as possible increases the likelihood for patients to be involved in decision-making and planning for their future and allows care options to be implemented sooner. In this CME activity, learn about using patient-centered communication and following a structured process to disclose the diagnosis.

DOI: 10.4088/JCP.MS18002BR1C | Posted: 03/19/2019

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