Robert S. Laitman, MD, on Unpacking Schizophrenia: The Role of Clozapine and Shattering the Stigma

Schizophrenia is not a death sentence, says Robert S Laitman, MD, from Bronx Westchester Medical Group and SARDAA. In part 2 of his podcast series with Consultant360, Dr Laitman explains how his approach to treatment has helped the majority of his patients achieve meaningful recovery.

Robert S Laitman, MD, is an internal medicine physician at Bronx Westchester Medical Group in New York. He is on the Board of Directors for the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America, and is also a board member of the National Alliance of Mental Illness - New York. Over the last 10 years, he has developed a practice taking care of people with psychotic disorders after his son, Daniel, received a diagnosis of schizophrenia in 2006.

Dr Laitman, his family, and his colleague authored the book, "Clozapine: Meaningful Recovery from Schizophrenia."

Published in partnership with  SARDAA

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