Refractory psychosis - challenges in research and treatment


In this podcast Dr Fiona Gaughran, the lead consultant in the UK’s National Psychosis Service, discusses refractory psychosis with Dr Ali Ajaz, providing an understanding of what it is and the challenges related to research in this field.


Date published: 21 March 2014

Presenter: Dr Ali Ajaz

Interviewee: Dr Fiona Gaughran

Audio running time: 16 minutes

Credits: 0.5


Learning outcomes


By the end of this podcast we hope you will:


  • understand what is meant by refractory psychosis


  • appreciate the challenges related to research in this field


  • have a knowledge of recent research findings into refractory psychosis


  • examine treatment with Clozapine and its limitations.


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Please note: This podcast was recorded in 2014. Please be aware that some of the material covered and/or guidance may have changed.
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