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Schizophrenia: update on genetics, cognitive behavioural therapy and early intervention

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 June 2014

Brendan D Kelly*
Department of Psychiatry, Our Lady's Hospital, Navan, Co Meath, Ireland


There have been considerable advances in the understanding of schizophrenia in recent years. This educational review paper focuses on three areas of interest and relevance to trainees preparing for the membership examination of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych): (a) recent advances in the genetics of schizophrenia; (b) advances in cognitive behavioural therapy in schizophrenia; and (c) advances in early intervention strategies for schizophrenia. Relevant papers and systematic reviews are discussed, and recommendations for further reading are provided.

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