Volume 70
2009
Supplement 1

Proceedings and Data From The Schizophrenia Summit:
A Critical Appraisal to Improve the Management of Schizophrenia

CME Background Information

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ARTICLES

4 Scope and Panel

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5 Introduction

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6 Statement 1: Identification of the Earliest Prodromal Phase of Schizophrenia Is Feasible

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10 Statement 2: Schizophrenia Is a Neurodegenerative Disease Resulting in Brain Changes That Parallel Symptom Progression and Functional Decline

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13 Statement 3: Cognitive Impairment, Especially Executive Dysfunction and Memory Loss, Is a Key Diagnostic Component of Schizophrenia

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16 Statement 4: Genetic Factors Are the Best Established Etiologic Determinants of Schizophrenia

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20 Statement 5: Neuroimaging Is a Tool for Elucidating Biological and Genetic Mechanisms of Illness and Treatment Response

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24 Statement 6: Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs Are Neuroprotective in Patients Diagnosed With Schizophrenia

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27 Statement 7: Treatment in the Prodromal Phase of Schizophrenia Improves Patient Outcomes

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31 Statement 8: Patients With Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia Require Combination Antipsychotic Treatment

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34 Statement 9: Improvement in Cognitive Function Is an Essential Treatment Target in Patients With Schizophrenia

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37 Statement 10: Managing Substance Abuse Is a Key Target of Treatment

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40 Summary

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41 References

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46 Financial Disclosure and Acknowledgment

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CME Section

47 Posttest and Evaluation

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