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The Medical News Podcast by PeerDirect delivers news and interviews with clinical thought leaders and researchers to keep you informed of the latest breakthroughs, guidelines, and insights in your specialty. Designed for clinicians with stories selected by the PeerDirect editorial board. Visit us at peerdirect.com to sign-up for our newsletter.

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The Medical News Podcast by PeerDirect delivers news and interviews with clinical thought leaders and researchers to keep you informed of the latest breakthroughs, guidelines, and insights in your specialty. Designed for clinicians with stories selected by the PeerDirect editorial board. Visit us at peerdirect.com to sign-up for our newsletter.

    Specialist Spotlight: The Role of Assessment and Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Patients With Schizophrenia (Part 2)

    Specialist Spotlight: The Role of Assessment and Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Patients With Schizophrenia (Part 2)

    In the second part of this series, Drs. Henry A. Nasrallah and Dawn Velligan continue sharing their insights into the importance of assessing and screening for cognitive impairment in patients with schizophrenia. They discuss why testing for cognitive impairment in standard clinical practice isn’t more widespread, the barriers clinicians face in testing, and the misconception that testing for cognitive impairment is prohibitive due to the resources required. Finally, they describe time factors and utility of several currently available tests, including those that can be used in busy ambulatory mental healthcare settings.

    • 16 min
    Specialist Spotlight: The Role of Assessment and Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Patients With Schizophrenia (Part 1)

    Specialist Spotlight: The Role of Assessment and Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Patients With Schizophrenia (Part 1)

    Drs. Dawn Velligan and Henry A. Nasrallah share their insights into the importance of assessing and screening for cognitive impairment in patients with schizophrenia. They discuss why testing for cognitive impairment in standard clinical practice isn’t more widespread, the barriers clinicians face in testing, and the misconception that testing for cognitive impairment is prohibitive due to the resources required. Finally, they describe time factors and utility of several currently available tests, including those that can be used in busy ambulatory mental healthcare settings.

    • 13 min
    Specialist Spotlight: Recognizing the Three Symptoms Domains of Schizophrenia in the Outpatient Clinical Practice (Part 2)

    Specialist Spotlight: Recognizing the Three Symptoms Domains of Schizophrenia in the Outpatient Clinical Practice (Part 2)

    Dr. Gus Alva and Ms. Sheena Patel, PA-C, continue their conversation, sharing insights into the three symptom domains of schizophrenia: positive, negative, and cognitive impairment. They discuss how each of these symptom domains could present in the outpatient clinical practice, with particular focus on negative symptoms and cognitive impairment.

    • 11 min
    FDA approves new drug for early Alzheimer's disease

    FDA approves new drug for early Alzheimer's disease

    Can a new drug slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease? Find out about this and more in today's PeerDirect Medical News Podcast.

    • 5 min
    Recognizing the Three Symptoms Domains of Schizophrenia in the Outpatient Clinical Practice (Part 1)

    Recognizing the Three Symptoms Domains of Schizophrenia in the Outpatient Clinical Practice (Part 1)

    Ms. Sheena Patel, PA-C, and Dr. Gus Alva share their insights into the three symptom domains of schizophrenia: positive, negative, and cognitive impairment, and how each of these symptom domains could present in the outpatient clinical practice. In particular, they discuss the less obvious domains: negative symptoms and cognitive impairment.

    • 10 min
    Islet cell transplantation may help some patients with type 1 diabetes achieve insulin independence

    Islet cell transplantation may help some patients with type 1 diabetes achieve insulin independence

    Can islet cell transplant eliminate the need for insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes? Find out about this and more in today's PeerDirect Medical News Podcast.

    • 4 min

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