Reconsidering Medication Discontinuation After a First Episode of Psychosis
Dr. Robert Zipursky presents Grand Rounds at CAMH in April 2018
Learning objectives: Outline the different study methodologies used to determine recurrence rates following a first episode of psychosis, as well as their limitations; Describe the risk of recurrence with and without maintenance medications for individuals who have remitted from a first episode of psychosis; Describe the risk of developing schizophrenia and bipolar disorder when a person has a first episode of cannabis-induced psychosis.
A collaboration in the fall of 2012 between CAMH Education collaborated with the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies, the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development and the Centre for Effective Practice.
Causes of psychosis
The cause of psychosis is unclear, but several factors appear to be involved, including genetic and environmental factors. In this video series, Dr. Kwame McKenzie, a psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, explains the research in these areas. He describes what is known about the general causes of psychosis, as well as the relationships between psychosis and cannabis, genetics, stress and urban settings.
Psychosis and cannabis
Dr. Kwame McKenzie describes the relationship between psychosis and cannabis.
Psychosis and genetics
Dr. Kwame McKenzie describes the relationship between psychosis and genetics.
Psychosis and stress
Dr. Kwame McKenzie describes the relationship between psychosis and stress.
Psychosis and cities
Dr. Kwame McKenzie describes the relationship between psychosis and urban environments.