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Psychopharmacology: A Comprehensive Review - Part 1

Psychopharmacology: A Comprehensive Review - Part 1

Course author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Contact Hours: 11.0
Pharmacology Hours: 11.00

Price: $28.99
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Target audience:
   Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses,
   Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical Assistants

Format: Homestudy
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Course Description
This course offers a comprehensive review of the fundamentals of psychopharmacology as well as valuable concepts that attempt to integrate psychopharmacological topics with clinical psychopathology and psychiatric theory in general. Additionally, it presents practical information on the targeted therapy, benefits, side effects, drug-drug interactions and suggested doses of psychotropic drugs. The four major classes are discussed- antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilizers and antianxiety/sleeping medications, including updated information on the array of new medications and how they differ from traditional drugs. Further information is provided on the use of benzodiazepines, stimulants and sedatives in the management of other mental health disorders.

Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Principles
  • Classification of Psychotropic Medications
  • Adverse Effects of Psychotropic Medications
  • Classification of Mental Health Disorders
  • Dosage and Delivery
  • Special Populations
  • Limitations and Inadequacies
  • Lifestyle Precautions
  • Communication
  • Quick Reference to Psychotropic Medication
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The author, planning committee, and reviewers have no financial or other conflicts of interest related to this course. There is no sponsorship or commercial support used for this course.

There is no "off label" usage of drugs or products discussed in this course.

Often both generic and trade names are used in courses. Trade names may be referred to in a course to promote familiarity and does not suggest endorsement of any individual product over another.

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