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Psychopharmacology: A Comprehensive Review - Part 2

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 4.5 hours Pharmacology: 4.5 hours
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 3749 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.

Course Format


Course Syllabus

  • I.            Introduction

    II.          Psychopharmacology And Special Populations

    1.   Geriatric Patient

    2.   Pediatric Patient

    III.        Psychopharmacology
  • Limitations Of Treatment

IV.         Ethical Issues

V.           Communication With The Patient And Health Team

1.   Patient and Family Collaboration

2.   Consultation with Peers

VI.         Lifestyle Precautions

VII.      Employment Options

VIII.    Social Interactions And Response To Treatment

1.   Psychosocial Treatment

2.   Social Stressors

3.   Social Skills Training

4.   Social Networking

5.   Risk of Violence

IX.         Summary


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