training and resources for medical professionals who care for people with schizophrenia
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Before I started taking clozapine, I had racing thoughts and acute psychosis. I was tormented 24 hours a day and could get no relief. Within weeks of starting clozapine, I began to feel a kind of tranquility starting to set in. After five months of gradually increasing the dosage, my psychotic
symptomsbegan to subside. After two years, I was discharged from the hospital with medical consent. The year was 1991, and I have been a functioning member of society since then. I have a college degreeand a paralegal certificate, and I have been employed full time for four years. – Kirk
Clozapine restores lives for people with schizophrenia in ways that other medications just can’t.
Listen to Bethany’s story of how clozapine restored her life
Clozapine is the best medication for about 20 percent of people with schizophrenia, yet in the United States it is used with just 4 percent of the intended patient population. Sixteen percent of the people with schizophrenia – almost half a million individuals – are denied the quality of life that can be realized with this unique medication.
There are multiple types of schizophrenia, each with a similar outward appearance, but with different underlying pathophysiology. Almost every medication approved for the treatment of schizophrenia works by blocking a very specific subtype of receptor for the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine-receptor blocking medications are very effective for about two-thirds of patients with schizophrenia. However, for the one-third of the population that has
Through training to prepare clinicians to pass the clozapine knowledge exam required to enroll in the Clozapine REMS, the Clozapine Assistance Line, frequently asked questions and resources, the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) Clozapine Assistance Service motivates, trains, coaches and supports licensed prescribing clinicians, or individuals about to acquire such licensure, to learn about clozapine and to prescribe it to patients who are likely to benefit from this medication.