Schizophrenia and Thought Disorders
Schizophrenia and Thought Disorders

Schizophrenia and Thought Disorders

by Helen Farrell, MD

Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and disturbances in behavior, thought, and perception. We have elucidated a fairly clear pathophysiologic basis for schizophrenia, and correlated pharmacologic treatment strategies exist. However, the treatments may have significant side effects, and the disease itself may act as a barrier to treatment. Isolated thought disorders are often less impairing. Earlier recognition and treatment may significantly reduce morbidity and mortality in these patients.

Course Details

  • Videos 8
  • Duration 0:59 h
  • Quiz questions 25
  • Concept Pages 8


Your Educators of course Schizophrenia and Thought Disorders

 Helen Farrell, MD

Helen Farrell, MD

Dr. Helen M. Farrell is a board-certified psychiatrist and works in private practice in Boston MA. She obtained her MD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 2006. Dr. Farrell served on the Harvard Medical School faculty for over a decade, during which time she was an award-winning lecturer.

Due to her achievements, she is well-published in the field of psychiatry and forensic psychiatry and has appeared as an expert witness in court. She also delivered the TEDx Talk, “Creating Hope for Mental Health” in 2015 and has since contributed to multiple TED-Ed videos on mental health, which have over 30 million collective views.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Farrell teaches courses on Psychiatry.

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Great for a general overview
By Katia G. on 10. February 2023 for Schizophrenia and Thought Disorders

Quick and very clear overview on the main aspects of schizophrenia

By NANCY PAOLA E. on 11. August 2022 for Thought Disorders

It is very easy to understand the topic and well organized

Empowering Examples in Psychiatry
By Frank W. on 25. July 2022 for Schizophrenia and Thought Disorders

Dr Farrell is an excellent instructor who empowers her students with examples that help each pathology in psychiatry be more understandable. All of your instructors have been ideal and Dr Farrell is helping me prepare for my Psychiatry clerkship in another week. Thank you all for teaching that will help our future patients! With Kindest Regards. F Buck Willis, PhD, FACSM

Schizophrenia and other psychotic spectrum disorders
By DR BLAISE OWANGA T. on 28. November 2021 for Schizophrenia and Thought Disorders

It's very concise and clear. Therefore very helpful. The quizzes are quite helpful.