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Virtual Event – Distinguishing Sedation From Efficacy In Antipsychotic Treatment

This is a Virtual Event for PsychU members in Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; and San Diego, Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, CA.

In this presentation, the objectives are to:

  • Recognize the symptoms of acute agitation in an emergency department setting
  • Understand the potential importance of minimizing sedation in the treatment of acute agitation in patients with schizophrenia
  • Distinguish sedation from efficacy in antipsychotic treatment
  • Understand the physiologic mechanisms for sedation and pharmacologic considerations when selecting an antipsychotic



Michael Aldape, PhD (OPDC)

Senior Medical Science Liaison


John Awad, MD (OPDC)

Senior Medical Science Liaison

Speakers John Awad, MD, BPharm and Michael Aldape, PhD are employees of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.


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