Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Psychiatry Volume 42, Issue 03: Medical Co-morbidities of Schizophrenia.

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Rajiv Tandon, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Florida College of Medicine, and Chief, Psychiatry, Program of Mental Health, State of Florida Department of Children and Families, Gainesville, presented on the following: Addressing the Issue, Increased Mortality, History of International Classification of Diseases, Nature of Co-morbidity, and Best-Practice Guidelines. These topics were presented from Current Psychiatry/AACP 2012 Psychiatry Update: Solving Clinical Challenges and Improving Patient Care and jointly sponsored by Duke University School of Medicine and Quadrant HealthCom, Inc.

Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Psychiatry Volume 42, Issue 03: Medical Co-morbidities of Schizophrenia.

The goal of this program is to improve the management of medical co-morbidities in patients with schizophrenia. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1. Discuss trends in lifespan and mortality among patients with schizophrenia in comparison to the general population.
2. Address reasons for increased mortality in patients with schizophrenia.
3. Manage cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and reduce CV mortality in patients with schizophrenia.
4. Monitor and manage somatic co-morbidities seen in patients with schizophrenia.
5. Weigh advantages and disadvantages of various antipsychotics in order to choose appropriate agent(s) in the management of schizophrenia and associated medical co-morbidities in patients with schizophrenia.

The original programs were presented by Robert A. Wiebe, MD, Clinical Professor, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and Lalit Bajaj, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Research Director, Section of Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital, Denver.

Audio-Digest Foundation, the largest independent publisher of Continuing Medical Education in the world, records over 10,000 hours of lectures every year in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychology, and urology, by the leading medical researchers at the top laboratories, universities, and institutions.

Recent researchers have hailed from Harvard, Cedars-Sinai, Mayo Clinic, UCSF, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of California, San Diego, The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, The University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and many others.

Out of these cutting-edge programs, Audio-Digest then chooses the most clinically relevant, edits them for clarity, and publishes them either every week or every two weeks.

In addition, Audio-Digest publishes subscription series in conjunction with leading medical societies: DiabetesInsight with The American Diabetes Association, ACCEL with The American College of Cardiology, Continuum Audio with The American Academy of Neurology, and Journal Watch Audio General Medicine with Massachusetts Medical Society.

For 60 years, the global medical community of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other medical professionals around the world has subscribed to Audio-Digest specialty series in order to remain current in their specialties as well as to maintain their Continuing Education requirements with the most cutting-edge, independent, and unbiased continuing medical education (CME).

Long a technical innovator, Audio-Digest was the first to produce audio medical education programs and the first to produce in-car medical education. Currently, its subscription and annual products are available on CD and MP3, as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.

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