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Psychoactive Drug Dosing and Adverse Effects - Psychopharmacology: A Comprehensive Review

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours Pharmacology: 3 hours
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Course Summary

Psychopharmacology is an intensive area of healthcare that requires ongoing scientific research and study by health clinicians. It has evolved as an interdisciplinary area of psychiatry based on the medical study of the brain and nervous system. Drug treatment of mental health disorders are continuously evolving as a result of the pharmacy industry focus on new drug research to improve effective treatment. Professional and health regulatory organizational mandates to develop treatment guidelines and to address ethical dilemmas related to drug therapy of mental disorders require that clinicians conform to legal requirements and medical algorithms of treatment. This is the third in a five-part series on psychopharmacology.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction

II.          Mental Health Disorders

1.   Psychotic Disorders

2.   Personality Disorders

3.   Emotional or Behavioral Disorders

4.   Mood Disorders

III.        Psychotropic Drugs To Treat Mental Illness

1.   Routes of Administration or Delivery

2.   Dosing Schemes or Guidelines

3.   Antipsychotics

4.   Antidepressants

5.   Anxiolytics

6.   Mood Stabilizers

7.   Stimulants

8.   Sedative-Hypnotics

9.   Dose–response Curve

10.        Therapeutic Versus Toxic Dosing

IV.         Adverse Drug Reactions

1.   Cost of ADRs

2.   Drug-Drug Interactions

3.   Antipsychotics

4.   Antidepressants

5.   Anxiolytics

6.   Mood Stabilizers

7.   Stimulants

8.   FAERS Database

V.           Summary

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