Date of Presentation

5-2-2019 12:00 AM

Embargo Period

11-2-2019

College

School of Osteopathic Medicine

Poster Abstract

• To address whether primary care physicians and pediatricians are equipped to recognize the prodromal symptoms of psychotic disorders

• Patients of primary care physicians exhibited increased help seeking behaviors prior to schizophrenia diagnosis [1]

• Primary care physicians in numerous countries have shown a lack of sufficient knowledge related to diagnosing and treating schizophrenia [2,3,4,5,6]

• Unclear if primary care physicians in the United States are adequately trained and prepared to recognize prodromal signs of schizophrenia, and diagnose and treat a variety of psychotic disorders

Keywords

primary care physicians, prodromal symptoms, psychotic disorders, schizophrenia

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Primary Care | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology

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May 2nd, 12:00 AM

Survey of Primary Care Physicians’ and Pediatricians’ Competency in Identifying Prodromal Symptoms in Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders

• To address whether primary care physicians and pediatricians are equipped to recognize the prodromal symptoms of psychotic disorders

• Patients of primary care physicians exhibited increased help seeking behaviors prior to schizophrenia diagnosis [1]

• Primary care physicians in numerous countries have shown a lack of sufficient knowledge related to diagnosing and treating schizophrenia [2,3,4,5,6]

• Unclear if primary care physicians in the United States are adequately trained and prepared to recognize prodromal signs of schizophrenia, and diagnose and treat a variety of psychotic disorders

 

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