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Psychopharmacology: A Comprehensive Review - Part 1

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 6 hours Pharmacology: 6 hours
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 16203 reviews

Course Summary

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.

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Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           History Of Mental Health

III.         Epidemiology Of Mental Illness

IV.          The Human Nervous System

1.   The Brain

2.   The Nervous System

3.   Neurotransmitters

V.            Basics Of Psychopharmacology

VI.          Classification Of Psychotropic Drugs

1.   Antipsychotics

2.   Antidepressants

3.   Anxiolytics

4.   Mood Stabilizers

5.   Stimulants

6.   Sedatives or Hypnotics

7.   Herbal and Over The Counter Drugs

VII.       Adverse Effects Of Psychotropic Medications

VIII.     Classification Of Mental Health Disorders

IX.          Summary


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